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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
845 Total Votes  
post #5461 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

I commented out my xinitrc so only Enlightenment would start, and even then the issue was only fixed when I moved my ~/.e directory, which houses all of E's user stuff. So yeah, I'm pretty sure it was some random hiccup with E17. Now the odd part was I later moved the directory back, and it's been working fine since then with all of my previous settings restored. If it wasn't E17, I don't know what it could have been. Perhaps Conky? The only thing I remember doing on my PC the night before I booted up to that issue was playing with my .conkyrc. Like I said though, I tried booting without Conky running and still had the issue. I can also run Conky fine now, though I don't have it start on boot due to laziness in reconfiguring it to match my current theme.

Probably was an E17 bug then. What was the "hiccup" specifically?
post #5462 of 7733
I'm not entirely sure what it was, but it seemed enlightenment17 was crashing when X started. All I would see upon logging in was the ugly default X background and cursor with my Conky running.
post #5463 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

I'm not entirely sure what it was, but it seemed enlightenment17 was crashing when X started. All I would see upon logging in was the ugly default X background and cursor with my Conky running.

Sorry to ask a dumb question, but is there any chance that you were launching Conky in your Xorg xinit config rather than E17?
post #5464 of 7733
This is probably a dumb answer, but yes. redface.gif

I've only been using Arch for a couple months, total GUI user before that. I saw xinitrc runs every time X loads up, so I figured that would be as good of a place as any to launch Conky.

I believe the last two lines were something like:
Code:
[[ -n $( pgrep conky ) ]] && conky
exec enlightenment17

Edited by Ferrari8608 - 6/9/13 at 9:47am
post #5465 of 7733
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

This is probably a dumb answer, but yes. redface.gif

I've only been using Arch for a couple months, total GUI user before that. I saw xinitrc runs every time X loads up, so I figured that would be as good of a place as any to launch Conky.

I believe the last two lines were something like:
Code:
[[ -n $( pgrep conky ) ]] && conky
exec enlightenment17

That will be why your screen went weird. It wasn't an E17 bug. You explicitly told Xorg to do that weird behavior tongue.gif
post #5466 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

That will be why your screen went weird. It wasn't an E17 bug. You explicitly told Xorg to do that weird behavior tongue.gif

Could you elaborate on that a little please? I haven't had any issue with it prior, and I was using that for about a week. I would think it would have broken with the very first reboot.

Also, that test '-n' probably wasn't what I used as that wouldn't have worked. I'm at work, so can't grab the exact line. It was similarly formatted though. I believe the first time I added conky to the xinit was simply 'conky &' followed by the exec. Also, if you read back on my initial explanation I said that I tried commenting out all of xinitrc except for the one line 'exec enlightenment17' and still got that weird behavior.

From xinit's man page:
Quote:
An important point is that programs which are run by
.xinitrc should be run in the background if they do not
exit right away, so that they don't prevent other programs
from starting up.

So just running 'Conky &' would have been acceptable? Maybe it was adding that extra stuff that messed it up. Bah, so much reading to do...
Edited by Ferrari8608 - 6/9/13 at 12:32pm
post #5467 of 7733
It's the lack of ampersand at the end of the line that did that. But to be honest, I don't think you should be starting conky that way anyway. E17 has an applet for programs you want to autostart from within Enlightenment, you're better off creating a script and running that from there. A quick google shows up this thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=110726 but personally I wouldn't bother with the "sleep &&" bit.
post #5468 of 7733



decided to toss F18 onto a spare partition. The installer was a huge pain, but overall I like it so far. Xfce 4.10 is nice. As usual not usable until after installing rpmfusion. I haven't really striped it down, just disabled selinux, abrt, and bluetooth (the trinity of annoying and useless). So far so good.
post #5469 of 7733
Nothing wrong with bluetooth tongue.gif

Without it my HTPC wouldn't have a remote or keyboard or controller.... and I'd be grumpy mad.gif
post #5470 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Nothing wrong with bluetooth tongue.gif

Without it my HTPC wouldn't have a remote or keyboard or controller.... and I'd be grumpy mad.gif
I didn't think anyone actually used bluetooth for that stuff anymore. Particularly as keyboards (even cordless ones) and remotes are built into the USB spec so there's no fartarsing about with bluetooth pairing required.
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