2 little gnome2 issues left

DJ Lucas dj at lucasit.com
Fri Jul 18 22:23:09 PDT 2003


Guido Schimmels wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 22:06:35 -0500
> DJ Lucas <dj at lucasit.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Okay..my magic tiny title bar disapeared on it's own when I recreated my 
>>.xinitrc.  In both of them (old and new), all _two_ lines of it look 
>>identical to me, but who knows :-/  Anyhow I get a couple of small 
>>annoying errors now.  They are not major, but more a nusance.
>>
>>For the possibility of error, my .xinitrc contains only this:
>>
>>exec metacity &
>>exec gnome-session
>>
>>
>>
>>On the console that I entered "startx", I get the following error:
>>-----
>>Window manager warning: Failed to a open connection to a session 
>>manager, so window positions will not be saved: SESSION_MANAGER 
>>environment variable not defined
> 
> 
> Sure metacity can't connect to the session-manager when the latter is
> not running!
> Metacity must be startet *after* gnome-session. Which WM to run is part
> of the gnome-session preferences. So remove the first line from your
> .xinitrc. If gnome-session doesn't start metacity by itself initially, go
> to a console, type:
> $ metacity&
> $ gnome-sessions-save
> 
> 
> 

Thanks Jeremy and Guido. G, I apearently misunderstood what you were 
telling me before about this.  The explanation above makes it clear.

Thanks agian to you both for solving my inability to understand and/or 
newb frustration, :-)

DJ

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