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Old 06-29-2003, 04:28 AM   #1
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A few days ago I started a thread about how to start fluxbox and a some people helped me with it (thank you, btw).
Now I am in fluxbox, I have another question(s).

First of all, when I say in xterm, rxvt "echo $PATH", I don't see this path in it /opt/kde/bin and that's why I can't run KDE stuff, like konsole, konqueror, kpaint and more...

Where is the "bashrc" of xterm or rxvt?? I can't find it.
Btw, I changed /etc/profile and made ~/.bashrc and putted /opt/kde/bin in it, but the problem is, this only works for `bash` itself and not for xterm and rxvt.
Old 06-29-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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I think this might be your problem. When you launch xterm what command are you using?

There is a flag for xterm, aterm, *term to make your terminal a login terminal. With a login terminal you get all your PATH values in .bashrc. In a non-login terminal you get the PATH value that is set in /etc/profiles. I think that's where it is.

So if echo $PATH doesn't show what is in .bashrc, or where ever you assigned your PATH values, try setting up a login terminal. Since I'm not at my box right now I can't remember the flag.

man xterm and you'll find it quickly.


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