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Have a look at /etc/X11/Xsession.d/50x11-common_determine-startup: if [ -z "$STARTUP" ]; then if [ -x /usr/bin/x-session-manager ]; then STARTUP=x-session-manager elif [ -x /usr/bin/x-window-manager ]; then STARTUP=x-window-manager elif [ -x /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator ]; then STARTUP=x-terminal-emulator fi fi So basically, this tries ...


The shell extension TaskBar proved useful in my case, it can be accessed via this link. In order to disable the active application icon I went into the preferences of this shell extension then under the Misc tab I switched the slider to on next to the Hide Default App Menu. I do not know if this is the expected effect of this setting but I achieved the ...


After having disabled gdm for the runlevel 2 (additionnal informations here), the file that you have to create in your home directory (/home/your_username) is .xinitrc and not .xinit #!/bin/sh exec awesome You can find a lot of informations on .xinitrc here. Then the startx command will launch awesome Wm


You want to change what's started in the default runlevel. You can find that with runlevel; it's probably 2 (you'll see N 2 -- in any case it's the last number). Assuming it's 2, now ls /etc/rc2.d (or rc3.d, etc.). Everything in there is a symlink with a prefix S[N] or K[N] where N is a number between 1 and 99. Somewhere in that list you'll see (most ...

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