Login will execute /sbin/bash --login
This will execute /etc/profile, which is where your prompt style is set, the PATH is set
and other things.
The user may have a ~/.profile which will be executed next.
Each user can put any bash script in their own profile. Including modified lines from /etc/profile is the usual use, or making a simple prompt style (maybe because including directory name in the prompt string has become a problem).
This applies to any login.
If you open a Konsole and do not see the colors when you "ls" (like you do when you use a real console), then fix that as follows:
Start Konsole, select profile settings from the menu, edit the profile you are using (usually shell), and change the line "/sbin/bash" to "/sbin/bash --login".
This will then also run the profile scripts when using Konsole.
I run Slackware. If you do not find profile, then it may be bashrc or some other file name on your distribution.
Last edited by selfprogrammed; 06-24-2014 at 09:37 PM.