Re: *term -ls, a summary
On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 03:39:23AM +0200, Manfred Wassmann wrote:
> I am fully aware of that distinction, that is why I wan't (and do) have my
> xterms started with -ls. All I want is *one* option in *one* place for
> all desktop environments/window-managers/terminal-emulators to set this
Manfred, I understand your feelings but these (environments,
window-managers, terminal-emulators) are different issues and shall be
* through PAM if it works.
- There was good discussion on this approach and current limits.
* through xinit or one of the "xdm"s
- I hope you paid attention to my post tin this thread to add script as
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/00xfree86-common_environment. This ensures user
specific environment only for X which is common to startx and xdm
under default set-up (we all know we can set up $HOME/.xsession to do
arbitrary customization but that is different subject.)
I think starting login-shell for every xterm invocation is bad. All
login shall be done when xdm allow you to "login". Above approach
ensures custom environment by $HOME/.xenvironment.
* use update-alternatives to set proper /usr/bin/x-session-manager and
/usr/bin/x-window-manager symlinks (or uninastall x-session-manager).
* use update-alternatives to set proper /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator.
> The current situation really sucks.
I felt same way until I found amicable solution described above :)
Starting xterm with "login" is wrong approach since environment for
"login" should have been done by "xdm".
> We have more than a dozen terminal emulators and about the same amount
> of window managers/desktop environments and you have to configure each
> of them separately. And every time you start a different one you are
> stuck with that bloody default.
Again, if xdm (gdm, kdm, ...) start with proper environment, this should
not have been an issue.
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