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Bug#126405: marked as done (kdebase: document how to set environment variables for sessions)



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Package: kdebase
Version: 4:2.2.1.0-6
Severity: wishlist

It would be nice to have some debian-specific documentation describing
how to customize sessions.  In particularly, I'm trying to be sure some
environment variables are set for apps launched from the menu.

The KDE FAQ refers one to Xsession, and I think what I need to do is
create ~/.kde/Xsession
have it source my bash start files (or whatever)
have it invoke the system wide script that would ordinarily be invoked.

Various problems make me wonder if this is the right track:
KDE seems to have messed with the system XFree start up programs such as Xsession.
The modification to .kde/Xsession is obviously KDE only, while I'd like any X session (e.g., GNOME) to get the same variables.

The last step (doing what the system wide script would do) involves chasing through the code of different files and figuring out what the system Xsession would do for my particular configuration.  As soon as those change, my personal
Xsession may become dated.  It would be much cleaner for me just to
add my customization.

I looked for a file that might do "just the adding" (some options file),
but didn't see anything that looked exactly right.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux wheat 2.4.16 #1 Sun Dec 16 22:15:54 PST 2001 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C

Versions of packages kdebase depends on:
ii  debianutils            1.15              Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  kdelibs3               4:2.2.2-5         KDE core libraries (runtime files)
ii  kdewallpapers          4:2.2.1.0-6       Some wallpapers for KDE
ii  libc6                  2.2.4-7           GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libjpeg62              6b-4              The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkonq3               4:2.2.1.0-6       Core libraries for KDE's file mana
ii  libpam-modules         0.72-34           Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpng2                1.0.12-2          PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt2                 3:2.3.1-17        Qt GUI Library (runtime version).
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 1:2.95.4-0.011006 The GNU stdc++ library
ii  xfree86-common         4.1.0-9           X Window System (XFree86) infrastr
ii  xlibs                  4.1.0-9           X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.1.3-18        compression library - runtime



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Version: 4:3.5.5-1

Hi!

I don't know when it got documented, but it can now be found in section 10.10 
here:
help:/khelpcenter/faq/configure.html

/Sune
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