Joined: July 2004
||Posted: April 04 2007,23:18
If the program works by clicking the icon, it should also work from an X terminal (or linux terminal if it is not an interactive/graphical program) by running the command listed in the icon file.
One thing to check is if you actually used the correct command. After reading what you posted, I notice a typo in your command ("/usr.local..." should be "/usr/local..."). If you made that mistake here, you may have made the same mistake before. Also be sure to add "&" after most commands in bootlocal.sh and .xinitrc. Failure to do this may result in failure of programs to run when they are expected.
Does your command require root privilege? If so, the command should be preceded by "sudo".
Finally, when using .xinitrc make sure that user commands are adding BEFORE the section that starts the window manager. That would be the part that begins with "case $DESKTOP in". This is not a strict rule if you know shell scripting well, but it's a good thing to stick to for now.