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IRIX: desktop icons

Unread postby porter » Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:57 am

I've never seen any! I've seen pictures of them but never seen any on my desktop, how does one get them?

I use a remote login using xdm and get a desktop with the "tool chest" window and a single terminal. The machine is a headless Indy running 6.5.22m.

How do I get to see some nice desktop icons?
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Re: IRIX: desktop icons

Unread postby zizban » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:02 am

Good question. I've never run Irix headless. Probably a setting somewhere.

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Re: IRIX: desktop icons

Unread postby recondas » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:34 am

chkconfig desktop on?
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Re: IRIX: desktop icons

Unread postby josehill » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:57 am

In the immortal words of Alexis Cousein:
"See differences between /var/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt and Xsession.remote"

Some good info on the old Usenet threads...

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Re: IRIX: desktop icons

Unread postby porter » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:54 am

Many thanks, the following worked a treat...

Modify /usr/lib/X11/xdm-config to get xdm to run Xsession rather than Xsession-remote. Xsession should run Xsession.dt if the desktop is enabled for the user logging in.

After changing xdm-config don't forget to 'kill -HUP' the xdm server.
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Re: IRIX: desktop icons

Unread postby ipaddict » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:02 am

wiki wiki wiki :D


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