I am in process of creating kiosk system on CentOS 6.9 minimal install with Gnome Display Manager (gdm) and Openmotif Window Manager (mwm) and Firefox web browser.

I have connected gdm to mwm by installing xorg-x11-xinit-session packet and creating ~/.Xcients file with single line


like described in question https://access.redhat.com/discussions/1339013

Now after I enter my credentials on Gnome Display Manager - Openmotif Window Manager launches

Now my task is to start Firefox (preferably in full screen) when Openmotif Window Manager launches

I can successfully start Firefox if I pin it to Openmotif right click menu by changing Openmotif configuration file /etc/X11/mwm/system.mwmrc but I need that Firefox will start automatically

If I change ~/.Xcients file like this


or like this


then Openmotif start up successfully, but firefox do not

Please tell me how can I start Firefox (prerably in Full screen mode) after Openmotif Window Manager launches or tell me where to dig.


You must send mwm to background before starting firefox. Change your script to this:

/usr/bin/mwm &
sleep 20 # to let mwm start fully
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