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Old 01-23-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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My terminel


I installed Slackware 9.1 and want to know why my Gnome Terminel states this when i open it...

bash-2.05b#

On other linux versions it always said root@Linux~Powered root

why is it bash-205b# ? When I cd a directory it doesn't show what directory i cd'ed into... like root@Linux-Powered mozilla: (using mozilla as an example)

How can i correct this? Do i need to install something else?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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You should have a file called /etc/profile. In that there is a section that sets the default prompt like this:

Code:
# Set a default shell prompt:
#PS1='`hostname`:`pwd`# '
if [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/pdksh" ]; then
 PS1='! $ '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
 PS1='! ${PWD/#$HOME/~}$ '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/zsh" ]; then
 PS1='%n@%m:%~%# '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ash" ]; then
 PS1='$ '
else
 PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
fi
PS2='> '
export PATH DISPLAY LESS TERM PS1 PS2
Make sure that this file and section are there. Also make sure that the environment variable PS1 is not reset anywhere else in the profile or in your local .profile or .bashrc in your home directory.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:55 PM   #3
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This is what is stated in my /etc/profile i don't understand what you want me to change? I am pretty much still a Linux wanna be here.



# /etc/profile: This file contains system-wide defaults used by
# all Bourne (and related) shells.

# Set the values for some environment variables:
export MINICOM="-c on"
export MANPATH=/usr/local/man:/usr/man:/usr/X11R6/man
export HOSTNAME="`cat /etc/HOSTNAME`"
export LESSOPEN="|lesspipe.sh %s"
export LESS="-M"

# If the user doesn't have a .inputrc, use the one in /etc.
if [ ! -r "$HOME/.inputrc" ]; then
export INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
fi

# Set the default system $PATH:
PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games"

# For root users, ensure that /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin, and /sbin are in
# the $PATH. Some means of connection don't add these by default (sshd comes
# to mind).
if [ "`id -u`" = "0" ]; then
echo $PATH | grep /usr/local/sbin 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
if [ ! $? = 0 ]; then
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:$PATH
fi
fi

# I had problems using 'eval tset' instead of 'TERM=', but you might want to
# try it anyway. I think with the right /etc/termcap it would work great.
# eval `tset -sQ "$TERM"`
if [ "$TERM" = "" -o "$TERM" = "unknown" ]; then
TERM=linux
fi

# Set ksh93 visual editing mode:
if [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
VISUAL=emacs
# VISUAL=gmacs
# VISUAL=vi
fi

# Set a default shell prompt:
#PS1='`hostname`:`pwd`# '
if [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/pdksh" ]; then
PS1='! $ '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
PS1='! ${PWD/#$HOME/~}$ '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/zsh" ]; then
PS1='%n@%m:%~%# '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ash" ]; then
PS1='$ '
else
PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
fi
PS2='> '
export PATH DISPLAY LESS TERM PS1 PS2

# Default umask. A umask of 022 prevents new files from being created group
# and world writable.
umask 022

# Set up the LS_COLORS and LS_OPTIONS environment variables for color ls:
if [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/zsh" ]; then
eval `dircolors -z`
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ash" ]; then
eval `dircolors -s`
else
eval `dircolors -b`
fi

# Notify user of incoming mail. This can be overridden in the user's
# local startup file (~/.bash.login or whatever, depending on the shell)
if [ -x /usr/bin/biff ]; then
biff y
fi

# Append any additional sh scripts found in /etc/profile.d/:
for file in /etc/profile.d/*.sh ; do
if [ -x $file ]; then
. $file
fi
done

# For non-root users, add the current directory to the search path:
if [ ! "`id -u`" = "0" ]; then
PATH="$PATH:."
fi
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:06 PM   #4
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I will aslo mention that after boot up (before i "startx") i do in fact have the root@linux~Powered showing.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:13 PM   #5
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The part that says
PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
is what you're seeing when you first boot. There must be something else changing it when you go into X.

I'd recommend adding the line above to ~/.bashrc
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:32 PM   #6
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Where is the ~./bashrc located at? How do i access it?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:19 AM   #7
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~ = your user directory, such as /home/LPowered
.bashrc is just a text file that stores some user-specific configurations for bash. If it doesn't exist, you can create one with any text editor.

Reading your initial post again, it looks like you tend to login as root (not really a good idea in most cases). Look in /root and you may find a .bashrc or .profile which contains a line that says
PS1='\V\$'

Have a look here for some in-depth info on your prompt
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/index.html
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:29 AM   #8
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i see nothing about bash in my root directory. I know i really shouldn't be under root, but at the moment i have no choice. Maybe you can help. I cannot use mozilla under a different user. It says permission denied or i don't have access to it or something of the kind. I do want to get it working so i don't accidently mess something up.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 12:41 AM   #9
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Thank you for your help Mikshaw. I had to create a .bash file the the following info in it...


# Set a default shell prompt:
#PS1='`hostname`:`pwd`# '
if [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/pdksh" ]; then
PS1='! $ '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
PS1='! ${PWD/#$HOME/~}$ '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/zsh" ]; then
PS1='%n@%m:%~%# '
elif [ "$SHELL" = "/bin/ash" ]; then
PS1='$ '
else
PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
fi
PS2='> '
export PATH DISPLAY LESS TERM PS1 PS2

it works now ... root@Linux~Powered:~#
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:06 AM   #10
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The thing with Mozilla: I've had trouble in the past with that particular browser....and I believe it was in Slackware.

First just try typing "mozilla" as a normal user. This will determine whether it's simply an issue with your mozilla menu entry. This was the trouble I had.

As a normal user, type "which mozilla" (hopefully the alias 'which' will work for you because I don't remember what the actual command is atm...maybe "type -p mozilla"?). If it displays nothing, then mozilla is not in your path. If it says "command not found", then 'which' won't work for you and we'll have to find out what it references.

If mozilla is not in your path, type "locate /bin/mozilla"

Verify whether this bin directory is in your path by typing "echo $PATH". If it's not, then you can add another line to .bashrc or .profile to rectify this:
PATH=$PATH:/path/to/mozilla/bin/directory

If none of this works, I'm afraid I'm out of ideas for now, except maybe typing the full path to mozilla to launch it.

Last edited by mikshaw; 01-24-2004 at 06:08 AM.
 
  


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