konsole - not reading /etc/profile, .bashrc

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Sat Dec 27 09:35:31 GMT 2003

Joerg Erdmenger wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm on KDE 3.1.1a (on a Gentoo 1.4 system). I've done something I wasn't aware of and 
> now when I open new konsoles the won't read neither /etc/profile

Opening a new Konsole doesn't execute: "/etc/profile" or "~/.bash_profile"

> nor ~/.bashrc

However, it should execute your ~/.bashrc script.

> and I well get a blunt bash-2.05b$ prompt. Adding something to the execute line in the
> setting doesn't help either. If I go to a new terminal everthing works fine. Any
> suggestions?

My solution for this is to make my: "Xsession" script a login script.

You can also have the: "Xsession" explicitly source: "/etc/profile" or "~/.bash_profile"


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