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Old 08-20-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
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Red face Fluxbox not remembering profile

Well, I wanted a light weight GUI and I have decided to dump KDE for now and try Fluxbox. I think it is ok, but a lot of work to get things going. Almost feel it isn't worth it, but I am sticking with it. I am having one problem though. I log in as root but it seems that the WM does not remember my profile(/etc/profile). It does not remember my path variable or aliases etc. This is obviously causing me problems. WHat am I doing wrong. How do I fix this?
Old 08-21-2003, 12:27 AM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 57 could be a lot of things. I suggest you NEVER log in as root. Always su or sudo as necessary. Loggin in as root is the biggest security hazard in Linux.
Old 08-21-2003, 03:53 AM   #3
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If you mean that your path and aliases aren't maintained in terminals, then you need to do two things:

1. Open your terminal (xterm, rxvt, aterm, eterm, . . . ) with the -ls option (edit your menu file).

2. Create a .bashrc file in your home directory. This is where I define my aliases as well as a custom bash prompt for root (but that's another story).

--- Cerbere


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