environment for apps launched from KDE panel?
jimlay at u.washington.edu
Fri Jun 7 15:23:46 PDT 2002
Are you usgin KDM? or some other display manager? Because if you are you
cant' expect it launch the kde process from your shell. If you are, try
adding the environment variables to your .Xsession
If your starting it with startx, then if you type env out of X and see the
environment variables, and then startx and they are gone. That's weird.
And is it just kde?
On Fri, 7 Jun 2002, Ethan Merritt wrote:
> I seem to have messed up something in my system configuration.
> Applications launched from the KDE menus and kicker bar no
> longer seem to execute with the proper environmental variables set.
> This makes many of them fail (e.g. realplayer can't find
> REALPLAYER_HOME). My shell is tcsh, if that makes a difference
> (but does KDE launch from my default shell, or does it explicitly start
> a new one??). I have made sure that the appropriate setenv commands
> are in ~/.tcshrc and also tried putting them in /etc/profile.d/xxx.csh.
> For completeness I also added equivalent bash commands to
> So what's the deal? Where/when/how does do KDE apps pick up
> their environmental variables?
> Ethan A Merritt merritt at u.washington.edu
> Biomolecular Structure Center Box 357742
> University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
> phone: (206)543-1421
> FAX: (206)685-7002
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