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Re: setting up environment variables

On 9/14/05, Kai Grossjohann <kai@emptydomain.de> wrote:
Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> writes:

> If you want to change the envvars globally, then change them in
> /etc/profile since all users' profile include that.

Is /etc/profile read when a user logs in via xdm, kdm, gdm or a
similar program?

I tried to get my ~/.profile (or ~/.bash_profile or ~/.zprofile) read
when logging in via [gkx]dm, but gave up long ago.  Now I use startx...

It works if .xsession file is there in user's home dir and default wm is selected from kdm for me.
my .xsession is as follows
lvgandhi@lvgdell600m:~$ cat .xsession
#!/bin/bash --login
exec startkde

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