X11 Windows...

brdoco

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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?
 

Eraserhead

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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.
 

7on

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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.
 

Eraserhead

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7on said:
There's a conf or ini somewhere a hidden folder(.x**** in the home folder, don't have my Macbook ATM)./QUOTE]

is it .Xauthority ??? My file is empty. See [guide]Viewing hidden files on a Mac[/guide] for more info on how to see hidden files.
 

plinden

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brdoco said:
got it. thanks...

/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
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.
 

yellow

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