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Old 03-29-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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kde3.2 $PATH and .bash_profile

Hi folks, first post here and I would just like to say a huge thanks to all the Slackware gurus whos posts have helped me immensely in my migration from Mandrake to Slackware.
With this forums help I have installed slackware9.1 built a custom 2.6.3 kernel, installed vmware and had everything working perfectly up until I updated kde to kde 3.2.

Now I have a problem, after upgrading to kde3.2 I have no .bash_profile, .bashrc files and when I start a shell I get the default bash prompt, and root does not seem to have kde in its path as I cant start any kde apps as root from the console.
/etc/profile doesnt seem to be parsed at boot, I've edited /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession to use .bash_profile instead of the default .profile but its not parsed at boot.

I can get my .bash_profile in place by "# source .bash_profile" and "# source /etc/profile"
or running konsole with -ls but I want to get this done at boot and get kde into roots $PATH.

When I "# source /etc/profile" roots $PATH is set properly
Kde3.2 is installed system wide in /opt/kde

Has anyone else gone through this already and would like to share their knowledge?


Last edited by easywebdev; 03-29-2004 at 11:13 AM.
Old 03-29-2004, 11:34 AM   #2
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You can alter the path using something like:
export path="$path:/opt/kde:/any/path"
But just to be certain, type "export" at the bash prompt first ("set" works too) and then you can always cut and paste the old path ...

PS: This might help too

Last edited by pbhj; 03-29-2004 at 11:37 AM.
Old 03-29-2004, 05:42 PM   #3
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I've got my users working by reading man bash and a few other posts here by creating a .bash_profile and adding --ls to the konsole shortcut, path is set correctly now as I source /etc/profile in .bashrc when I startx.

I cant find a way to automatically source /etc/profile for root when I su in konsole though.


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