I'm migrating from F11 where I used Fedora/Gnome out of box to F15 where Gnome 3 breaks on my laptop and everything is slow as molasses....So, I'm using Xfce for F15. Now I'm in a whole new world of the CUSTOMIZED desktop. (spooky voice). This is not fun because I'm finding odd errors here and there. The apps are not working smoothly. Here is an example:
I'm switching File Managers and choosing to use Dolphin. My current file manager is Thunar (I think):
exo-open --launch FileManager %u
And the best info I can find on launching dolphin is
What's happening in the Thunar command? what is exo-open? why does it launch File Manager? Why is Thunar called File Manager in the command? And what is the token %u for?
Here's another example. This post
recommends a solution to launching Xfce by placing this command in your .xinitrc file,
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch xfce4-session
Except I prefer to boot run level 3 and then choose the WM or DE between Fluxbox or XFCE. For this I've added an alias to .bashrc so I don't have to remember (or type) all of 'startxfce4'. Except this line above does not work directly in bash.
Then the question becomes how to start all of these apps from bash--ck, dbus and xfce?