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Re: Global environment and KDM

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 03:48:04PM +0200, Gerrit Einhoff wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed the KDE 3.0.1 debs and they're working great. Now I want to set 
> some global environment variables (KDEDIRS, LC_ALL, LANG, ...). I've put them 
> in /etc/environment like I did under KDE 2.2.2. Unfortunately KDM doesn't 
> seem to read this file. The variables are not set.
> How do I get KDM to read /etc/environment? Or what's the best way to set 
> global environment variables (/etc/profile doesn't work, as KDM is started 
> directly)?
> Thanks, Gerrit

There is no easy way to set this. /etc/environment is a system-wide
file, so obviously this is not a very good solution. Anyway, what
specifically are you trying to accomplish? Why do you need these
variables set?


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