From Earlham CS Department
This page is devoted to the start up sequence and the files associated with them.
David Wellcome and Jordan Korth are currently working on a complete list of the start up, as of now list is
System:/etc/gdm/gdm.conf which calls /etc/gdm/PostLogin as well as /etc/gdm/PreSession and when you exit PostSession. These then call the system /etc/X11/Xresources/x11-common and /etc/X11/Xsession which call the user files.
User: ~/.Xresource which calls ~/.Xsession. .Xsession starts a shell which in turn starts ~/.bash_profile. This starts the users ~/.vtwmrc.