Trouble with Desktop-Icons

Andreas Meyer a.meyer at
Sun Jul 29 16:48:05 BST 2018


René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at> schrieb am 29.07.18 um 17:03:57 Uhr:

> On Sunday July 29 2018 16:17:13 Andreas Meyer wrote:
> >but nothing happens when I log in. I don't know if this . xinitrc is ever executed.  
> The first thing to do would be to figure out which of your KDE/Plasma processes have xinit or init as the parent process, and if there's something like startkde among them. If so, that should be the last command in your .xinitrc file. Otherwise, if you just "fall through" at the end of that script, nothing will happen indeed when you try to log in. Instead, the login greeter will reappear almost immediately.

My god, what are KDE/Plasma processes? How looks through all this just to sort the
Desktop-Icons. This is not practicable and a showkiller.

There is a /usr/bin/startx

The last lines in the .xinitrc look like this.

# finally start the window manager
exec $WINDOWMANAGER ${1+"$@"}

# call failsafe
exit 0

> >Can I put a command like this into the .xinitrc?  
> Yes. It's a regular shell script, so you can put (almost) any command that you would type in a shell.

I did insert this cp command but the icons are ordered randomly again.

> R.


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