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I've fixed the problem - I noticed I didn't have a ~/.bashrc file - so I copied /etc/profile to ~/.bashrc and it works perfectly now.
I never had this...erm, "problem"...with Debian, but in Slackware, it seems that Konsole, is the only terminal emulator that seems to automagically "source" itself.
Whenever I start up XTerm, Yakuake or rxvt, the environment variables are all set properly (ie. my $PATH variable), but I'm still staring at a "bash-3.1$" prompt.
Is there any way I can tell these terminal emulators (most importantly rxvt - my terminal emulator of choice for absolutely no reason), to forcibly read /etc/profile at not use the default bash PS1? In short of someone telling me, I would be happy with just a URL, or a pointer as to where else I could look.
Last edited by indienick; 08-05-2008 at 11:39 PM.
Reason: The problem was solved.