Re: devoloping programs under xfree86
From: Puff Addison (puff_at_theaddisons.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 12:54:16 +0000
Steven Spencer wrote:
>Hi guys, noob looking for wisdom.
>I am devoloping, lets say a custom system which has a very specific purpose,
>(mp3 player), and load time must be kept to an absolute minimum. This
>system will basically boot the kernel, load the file system and run X. But
>I don't wish to wait for gnome/kde to load, because i have no reason
>whatsoever to use it, i simply wish to have a graphical environment which
>runs one program full screen. I wish to use X for the established library
>functions, video driver support and most importantly touch screen support.
>I would ask for opinions for the best way of doing this. Is it possible to
>run a program from the second the system boots into X? with no window
>manager whatsoever, just one program that runs when i start X? Remember
>that load time is an absolute neccessity!!!!
Yes. Have a look at the man page for xinit.
To see this in action login at a text console CRL_ALT-F2 and try
xinit /usr/X11R6/bin/xeyes --:1
You will need to go back to the login console to kill the X server.
-- J. D. Addison