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How do I skip the initial Terminal window that appears at login?

By default, whenever you log in to an Athena workstation, a terminal window is automatically created for you. If you do not want this initial terminal appearing when you log in, you may add the following line to your .environment file:

	set skip_initial_xterm

Before you log in with this setting, you should make sure that you have some other way of creating a new terminal window if you should need one.

For example, if you prefer using an xterm instead of the default gnome-terminal, you may wish to add:

	set skip_intial_xterm

to your .environment file and then add:

	xterm &

to your .startup.X file.

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February 25, 2009

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