I'm running Lubuntu 16.04. It's using openbox as its window manager. I wanted to configure the virtual desktops to be in a grid arrangement rather than a line, which I can do by running this command:
xprop -root -f _NET_DESKTOP_LAYOUT 32cccc -set _NET_DESKTOP_LAYOUT 0,3,2,0
This works fine when run manually. So I've put that command in my
~/.profile, hoping that it would be executed on every login.
But it's not. :( Lubuntu boots, I login and the pager is still setup in a line. I have to manually run that command to get the desktop layout back.
.profile is being executed when I log in. I can tell this because the PATHS adjustments made in it are having an effect.
- How come it works when run in a terminal but not from .profile? (I've even done
source ~/.profilerather than typing/copying the command to ensure it's correct in the file)
- Where's the appropriate file to put such a command for it to be properly executed?
Looking for any subsequent 'xprop' commands that might be overriding it I ran
grep -r xprop .
and found a reference to a xprop failure in the file
run.log. The log appears to be generated in each log in:
pod@lubuntu-vm:~$ grep -C3 xprop ~/.cache/lxsession/Lubuntu/run.log ** Message: utils.vala:79: Config system location : /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu ** Message: utils.vala:85: System system path location : /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/conffiles.conf ** Message: utils.vala:89: Final file used : /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/conffiles.conf xprop: no such property "_NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS" xprop: no such property "_NET_DESKTOP_NAMES" ** Message: options.vala:164: Activate xsettings_manager build-in ** Message: utils.vala:68: User config used : /home/pod/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf ** Message: utils.vala:89: Final file used : /home/pod/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/desktop.conf
But that's the only reference, and it's not the same property I'm trying to adjust.