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Old 10-14-2002, 09:54 AM   #1
Krappy
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Question KDE Konsole


I've got this weird thing with KDE:

I have Slackware 8.1 with KDE 3.x
The /etc/profile file is setup (as I understand) to give me a shell prompt of the format: user@host: path$ (e.g. root@themis:/local$ )
So far, if i'm logged into the normal console, it works fine, but inside KDE, when I start the Konsole, all it gives me is a plain promt "bash-2.05a$". This is annoying.
Could anyone gives me a pointer how to get my promt inside KDE?

Also, in the normal text console, when I do a "ls", file names are shown with different pretty colors, but not inside KDE. Why is that?

I've wasted nearly a day swating this to no avail, if anyone can help, it'd be very much appreciated.

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Old 10-14-2002, 11:31 AM   #2
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As for the colors, I don't know if it's different using Konsole, but try:
ls -l --color

And as for your prompt:
source /etc/profile

will make that work for you

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Old 10-14-2002, 06:42 PM   #3
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Thanks, it works, I just did sourse /etc/profile and both the prompt and colors come back.

Is there anyway to do this automatically? I've tried copying /etc/profile to ~/profile, .profile, .bash_profile ... the whole lot that I can think of, but still doesn't work.

Would anyone give me a brief explanation why /etc/profile doesnot work for the KDE konsole?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-14-2002, 06:45 PM   #4
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What do you mean? I thought you said it does work now???

To make it source itself, I'd guess you'd put it in your startup scripts Maybe try putting it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Just add the entry:
source /etc/profile

See if that does the trick for ya. I don't always want the colors or the long location prompt, and am very happy that I don't have it there by default.

Good Luck, and if anybody wants to rip me apart and tell this poor guy how to do this the right way, feel free

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Old 10-14-2002, 07:37 PM   #5
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I've got it :-)

I've found a way to do it. All I need is to change to button setting for Konsole to make it execute "konsole --ls" instead of just "konsole".
The --ls will tell it to open a login shell, which will automatically reads the profile. It works perfectly.
Thanks anyway Master :-)


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Old 10-14-2002, 09:41 PM   #6
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No problem

I am glad you found what you are looking for, and an easy way to do it.

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