Xterm behavior - SOLVED!
Sincere thanks to all who replied.
The problem was indeed that bash was not installed as the default
shell (I was a bit surprised by that!). Using "chsh" to install
bash did the trick.
> On Friday 20 December 2002 01:46 am, Robert Storey wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > Forgive me, I'm new to Debian. On other distros I've used, I
> > can control the behavior (somewhat) of Xterm with the
> > settings in.bashrc, but that doesn't seem to work in Debian.
> > Specifically, two things:
> > 1) The prompt. Under Debian, the Xterm prompt is: sh-2.05a$
> > How can it make it obey this setting: PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
> > 2) Xterm ignores my settings in .bashrc and /etc/profiles
> > concerning aliases. For example, I would like to add these
> > settings: