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Old 08-07-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
bancole kader
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configuring my session KDE

Hi ladies and gentlemen !

I want to install a program which run under KDE and need that the variable KDEDIR ( or KDEDIRS) has already been set .

I am using redhat 9 which contains KDE 3.1.3 . When I ran linux, the session manager proposed different environments. I, obviously choose KDE.
So I get into KDE . But when I looked at my environment variable, no indication about KDEDIR was made.

Do I need to configure more KDE ? If yes, how to proceed ?
Do I have just to set this variable ? As KDE is not my permanent environment, how to proceed ? How to know the repertory of KDE and where should I put the variable KDEDIR ?

If it is worth to make KDE my default environment, I will do it .

Thank for any help .

Gratefully, Kader !
Old 08-08-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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Setting the KDEDIR variable only kells KDE where the binaries that it needs are located. Usually that can be set in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile. Some distros have a script in /etc/profile.d/ or something like that you can use to set the variable. Just pick out where you want to initialize the variable from and add a line like this:

export KDEDIR=/opt/kde3

You may need to read some kde docs to find what exactly KDEDIR needs to be set to. Then when you login the next time the KDEDIR variable will be set.


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