Bug 5766 - Terminals under X (KDE, Gnome ...) do not read configuration files
Summary: Terminals under X (KDE, Gnome ...) do not read configuration files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-09 12:38 UTC by ted
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 17:12:31 UTC

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Description ted 1999-10-09 12:38:07 UTC
Hi !

I have a weird problem. When I open a terminal under X,
configuration files (under profile.d for instance or the
csh.cshrc files) are not read. The user is not listed when I
type "w" or "who" and it is not in the list of connected
users ("last | more").
My machine is a standalone machine at home. No connection to
the internet, no modem. This happens right after the
installation (text mode or anaconda). Moreover I have the
feeling that X cannot find the name of my machine. Emacs
still calls mu machine localhost.localdomain and screensaver
cannot connect to :0.0 or something like that.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 17:12:59 UTC
please remember that most terminals are not started as login shells, but merely
as interactive shells.  You need to create the settings you want for each of
these terminals in the proper file, i.e. .bashrc for bash.

Edit /etc/hosts to change the name of your machine, or use linuxconf, or use

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