[Pkg-gpe-maintainers] gpe startup procedure

Neil Williams codehelp at debian.org
Thu Oct 21 13:50:06 UTC 2010

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:03:52 +0200
"Bram Jansen" <bramsbox at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been fiddling around with my pda to install emdebianand gpe.

Which flavour of Emdebian?

Emdebian queries should be directed at debian-embedded at lists.debian.org

> I prefer debian, so I made the switch. Now for some reason Iseem to be
> unable to launch gpe properly. 

> With angstrom there was a package gpe-dm, that handled the startupof
> X/Xfbdev, but with debian it's not there.

Debian is busy with the Squeeze release right now. I can see about
getting gpe-dm into Debian experimental but you could also use some
other desktop manager like nodm.

> When gpe is installed, there's a link in/etc/X11/Xinit.d for gpe-login, but
> this directory is ignored when I run xinit .However, you guys must have some
> design which makes run gpe within debian. Iwould really like to know what 
> 'your' way is to do this.

# cat /root/.xinitrc
exec gpe-login

or similar.


Neil Williams

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