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Re: Whats the alternative to .xinitrc




Greg Wooledge wrote:

> Debian's Xsession is not the same as Red Hat's.
> 
> If you need a home directory that will work consistently across different
> operating systems, then I *strongly* suggest you stick with startx and
> make .xinitrc a symlink to .xsession for backwards compatibility.  Any
> attempt to reverse engineer and consolidate different display manager +
> Xsession combos across multiple operating systems is likely to lead to
> mental breakdown.
> 

I'm a committed Debian user these days so no need for any backwards 
compatibility but Red Hat was the first distro I ran (must be 20 years ago 
now) but I can remember mapping out the startx processes but not the 
details.

Thank you for Xsession WIKI, I wish I had found that a few days ago, it 
would explained all I needed to know. 


Rob