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Using xinit instead of MDM - can't connect.

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:08 am
by inersha
Hello there,

I've edited /etc/default/grub so that my computer boots directly to the console (instead of using the MDM display manager). I then run the xinit command to run the window manager of my choice.

I like to use nm-applet to connect to my wifi. I have no problems with connecting to wifi when I start a desktop environment using MDM, but I can't connect when I start the window manager using xinit.

What is the MDM display manager doing/running to allow wifi connections that I'm not doing when I run my window manager from xinit?

Here's my xinitrc file:

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#!/bin/sh

session=$1

if [ $session = "i3" ]
then
	exec i3
fi

if [ $session = "openbox" ]
then
	exec openbox
fi

if [ $session = "xfce" ]
then
	exec xfce4-session
fi
EDIT: Where can I find a list of the processes that are being run when I start a desktop environment using MDM?