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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     makeDotDesktop - creates the $HOME/.desktop-<hostname> directory

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     To	work properly, the IRIX	Interactive Desktop (IID) requires the
     directory $HOME/.desktop-<hostname> to exist when the user	logs into a
     host named	<hostname>.  This directory is referred	to as the desktop
     configuration or dot desktop directory.  The makeDotDesktop program lets
     users choose whether their	desktop	configuration should be	the same as or
     different from their desktop configurations on other systems.

     makeDotDesktop runs at login from the /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt
     script.  The user can also	run the	program	directly from a	Unix shell
     command line or from the toolchest	(Desktop > Customize > Environment

     The makeDotDesktop	window appears at login	when no	$HOME/.desktop-
     <hostname>	directory exists in the	user's home directory, where
     <hostname>	is the name of the host	as returned by the hostname(1)
     command.  The user	must choose to create a	new configuration or to	copy
     or	share a	configuration from another host.

     When invoked during a login session, makeDotDesktop lets the user modify
     their settings for	use in the future but the user's current desktop
     environment remains intact.  When the "Always create, copy, or share as
     chosen above" toggle is checked and the user clicks the OK	pushbutton,
     the program will save the settings	but not	apply them; in future logins,
     makeDotDesktop will not display its window	but instead invisibly read the
     saved settings and	create,	copy, or share the appropriate desktop
     configuration automatically.

     Note that some other applications (including the 4Dwm window manager) can
     also create the desktop configuration if it does not exist.

     For more information about	the entire IRIX	Interactive Desktop
     environment, see the IID(1) man page.

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     When the user checks the "Always create, copy, or share as	chosen above"
     toggle and	clicks the OK pushbutton, the settings are saved in the
     $HOME/.dtEnvPref file.

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     Though not	kept inside the	desktop	configuration directory, the
     $HOME/.Sgiresources file contains session configuration information that
     the user chose from customization panels (ex., color scheme, whether to
     show new files as they are	created, whether to update session
     continuously).  The customization panels and other	applications write to
     it.  This file is written automatically, and generally shouldn't be
     touched by	end users.

     Specific other files and subdirectories of	interest inside	the desktop
     configuration directory include the following:

     .userenv  environment variables, file created by /usr/bin/X11/userenv
	       from earlier versions of	/var/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt, obsolete in
	       IRIX 6.5

     0.0/4DWm  which backgrounds to display on each desk, and resources
	       curNewBackground	and warnOnXsetrootAndDesks, file created by

	       name of the home	desk (not the current desk), file created by

	       which windows are on which desks, the windows' state (normal,
	       iconic, hidden),	and their geometry (size and position on the
	       screen),	file created by	/usr/bin/X11/4Dwm

	       backup copy of 4Dwmdesks, file created by /usr/bin/X11/4Dwm

	       launch commands,	screen,	launchTime, wmClass and	wmName for
	       windows on all desks, file created by /usr/bin/X11/4Dwm

     Bgdaemon  used in IRIX 5.1, replaced by 4DWm, file	created	by

	       a list of which icons the user dropped onto the desktop,	beyond
	       the system default non-device icons, file created by
	       /usr/sbin/FLtoPopDB when	run from /var/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt

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     Desktop   customization information for the desktop, file created by

	       customization information for desktop sounds, file created by

     FmState   customization information for communicating with	/usr/sbin/fm,
	       file created by /usr/sbin/fmprefs or /usr/sbin/desktop, used by
	       the file	manager	and the	system manager

     Ipanel    language	customization information, file	created	by

	       moviemaker application customization information, file created
	       by /usr/sbin/moviemaker

     Overview  desks customization information,	file created by	/usr/sbin/ov

	       directory holding lists of which	icons appear on	iconview
	       shelves,	similar	to the layouts directory directory created by

	       screensaver customization information, file created by

	       presence	of this	file indicates the system manager should
	       continue	to issue notifications when the	user performs rootprivilege
 tasks and there is no password	for the	special	root
	       user, file created by the system	administration active guides

	       a cache for FTR types (one typecache file per directory,	named
	       with _+ where / would appear in the full	path), directory
	       created by /usr/sbin/fm

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     Webjumper WebJumper options, file created by /usr/sbin/webjumper

     accessx/  user profiles for special keyboard accessibility	features, file
	       created by /usr/sbin/accessx

	       list of which configuration files (.Xdefaults, .sgisession)
	       have been verified to exist, directory created by

	       desktop environment variable settings, file created by
	       /usr/sbin/webjumper or /usr/sbin/dtSounds

     filetype/ personal	desktop	icons (see the ftr(1) reference	page),
	       directory and its contents created by the user

     firsttime flag indicating first time user is running the desktop, file
	       created by earlier versions of /var/X11/xdm/Xsession.dt,	but
	       obsolete	in IRIX	5.3 and	later releases

     iconbook/ user-defined pages and icons users have added to	system pages,
	       directory created by /usr/sbin/iconbook and
	       /usr/sbin/iconbookedit, but obsolete in IRIX 6.3	and later

	       the contents of the user's iconcatalog pages, describing	which
	       icons should appear on the pages	and how	each page is laid out,
	       directory created by /usr/sbin/iconcatalog

     layouts/  the layouts of the user's iconviews, directory created by

     log       record of desktop file operations (removing, renaming, etc.),
	       file created by /usr/sbin/fm

     log.bak   backup copy of log, file	created	by /usr/sbin/fm

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     nodesktop presence	of this	file turns off the desktop environment,	file
	       created by the user

	       (obsolete in IRIX 6.3 and later releases) directory view
	       geometry	from the last time <directoryName> was viewed,
	       directory formerly created by /usr/sbin/fm

	       (obsolete in IRIX 6.3 and later releases) which icons appear on
	       the background and where, file formerly created by

	       xset and	xlock settings affecting the display, file created
	       and/or written to by /usr/sbin/ssaver, /usr/sbin/keyboard, and

	       user-defined pages for customized searches, directory created
	       by /usr/sbin/searchbook

     schemes/  user-customized color schemes, directory	created	by

     The above may not be a complete list. Other applications can also read,
     write, and	remove files in	the desktop configuration directory.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     IID(1G), fm(1), hostname(1), windows(1), schemebr(1), desktop(1),
     searchbook(1) mouse(1), keyboard(1), ssaver(1), fmprefs(1), dtSounds(1),
     dtUtilities(1), background(1), ipanel(1), 4Dwm(1X), ov(1),	webjumper(1),
     iconcatalog(1), iconcatalogedit(1), ftr(1)

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