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Old 02-24-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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KDE 3.2 Konsole Terminal

I have just installed KDE 3.2 on Slackware 9.1 and the terminal window is just showing me "bash-2.05b" rather than showing me the computer name and current working directory. It is not even showing me different colors for directories and executable files.

I don't thing there is something wrong with my profile as the terminal window was fine in KDE 3.1 and I don't start directly into XWindows and the Linux prompt I initially see has got the working directory and correct colors for different files and directories.

Can someone please help

Old 02-24-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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The bash-2.05b thing seems to be the default.

It installed exactly the same for me in gentoo - you can probably change it, but I haven't worked out which files yet.

And yes, my profiles ok as well. If you kill you gui, and check out your level 3 input (ctrl+alt+backspace or delete) you should still see all your computer name/account/directory etc ok.


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Check out this site, it has a nice article on how to play with your bash prompt.

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right click the icon, change the application command to "konsole -ls"
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For a prompt like:
create or modify the .bashrc file in your home directory and add this line.
PS1="${_t}${_u}:\w${_p} "
Old 02-26-2004, 05:52 PM   #6
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Both the options worked, typing console -ls and creating .bashrc and .bash_profile files.

Thanks for the help


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