Let's separate this into two parts:
1. You should use ~/.dt/session/sessionetc to start applications in a
similar way that ~/.xsession does in openwin. Make sure that
~/.dt/session/sessionetc is executable.
2. When you invoke xterm with the -e option, the xterm process begins
and ends with whatever command you feed to it. If one starts an xterm
with 'xterm -e /usr/local/bin/pine' an xterm will come up with pine in
it, but the moment you quit out of pine, the xterm is gone as well.
That's the way it works. I think you are seeing your program end and
so the xterm disappears as well.
> I've been trying to start a specific application after the CDE login. I've
> entered the command in .dtprofile, as well as creating a sessionetc file and
> putting it there. We'll it didn't work in the .sessionetc file, but it did
> work in .dtprofile. The only problem is that this application runs in an
> xterm, and it needs to remain open or else the application shut down. Now it
> will start up but the window will close at some point and the application
> will end. Does anyone know of a way to have the windows remain open and not
> close? Here an example of the command that I placed in .dtprofile:
> xterm -e /space/home/startapp &
> Thanks for the help...
Mark, Master of the Obvious
"Gotta keep the loonies on the path."