environment for apps launched from KDE panel?
rhennig at cs.washington.edu
Sat Jun 8 03:13:30 PDT 2002
I have a related question. I've noticed that whenever I add my username
to a group, and then open up a new konsole window and type 'groups', I
don't see the new group. I usually have to logout and login again for
the changes to occur. Is there any way to get around this?
J. Imlay wrote:
>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
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