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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brdoco, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. brdoco macrumors member

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    When I fire up X11, 4 windows automatically open up: 2 xterms, 1 clock, and 1 Login window. Is there anything I can do have it not start up with all those apps running?

    Also, the Login window is larger than my desktop.. Any x11/unix tricks to resize it so that i can close it?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Only one XTerm opens for me, I cannot see how in the preferences to automatically open more windows when it starts.
     
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  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    There's a conf or ini somewhere a hidden folder(.x**** in the home folder, don't have my Macbook ATM). I had to add a # in front of a line to make xterm stop loading.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Typically it's all started from a .xinitrc, at least in "traditional" UNIXes.
     
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  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Ah, it's generally not recommended to edit that file since that applies to all users. Create your own .xinitrc in your home directory that'll take precedence ... although, it beats me why /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc would have the commands to open two xterms and a clock, unless it had been edited already.
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    He might have had a X11 install along the lines of XDarwin, which I believe started with xeyes and crap like that.
     

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