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    Fluxbox & syndaemon

    I've been using my laptop a lot more recently, and am having trouble figuring out how to do something that should be fairly simple. I can get syndaemon to work perfectly well if I start it manually, but I simply cannot get it to start up automatically.

    Here is what I've tried so far:
    1. Placing the command in the ~/.fluxbox/startup file
    2. Placing the command in ~/.xinitrc
    3. Creating a separate shell script, and calling that from these files

    None of these work. I have tried all of these things both with and without the -d option for syndaemon.

    If I type the command into a terminal emulator, however, or use ~/.fluxbox/keys to create a shortcut, it does exactly what it is supposed to do.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Fluxbox & syndaemon

    could it be it has to start after X? maybe try putting a little wait on it->

    sleep 10;syndaemon -d &

    adjust the time if needed.

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    Re: Fluxbox & syndaemon

    Could have sworn that I tried that as well, but I'm not sure. I'll give that a try, and will use add the red-face emoticon if that turns out to work.
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    Re: Fluxbox & syndaemon

    I have this in my startup file:
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    killall syndaemon
    syndaemon -i 0.3 -k -d
    Works ok...
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    Re: Fluxbox & syndaemon

    Yup, adding some sleep time to the startup command did the trick. Thanks.
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    Re: Fluxbox & syndaemon

    Just curious here, but wouldn't the sleep 10; syndaemon -d & line in startup cause an overall 10 second delay to the desktop?

    (I'm not sure how the ampersand would affect the separate sleep command, would the whole process wait that 10, then execute the syndaemon in parallel?)
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    Re: Fluxbox & syndaemon

    Quote Originally Posted by markjensen View Post
    Just curious here, but wouldn't the sleep 10; syndaemon -d & line in startup cause an overall 10 second delay to the desktop?

    (I'm not sure how the ampersand would affect the separate sleep command, would the whole process wait that 10, then execute the syndaemon in parallel?)
    it waits 10 then executes syndaemon.
    the "&" tells it not to wait for the command to finish, just start it and move on, it's like backgrounding it.
    the ";" treats several commands as 1 execute line.

    something like that.
    Last edited by kerry_s; May 9th, 2008 at 04:07 PM.

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