KDE and default enviroment , $KDEHOME ??

Izo I at siol.net
Wed Oct 15 14:24:55 BST 2003

Izo wrote:

> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Izo wrote:
>>> 2. $KDEHOME
>>> Another question - about the $HOME/.kde directory. I would really 
>>> not like to use the same for both default and new KDE but I would 
>>> like to use the same login user to work with either with default or 
>>> new KDE. I have changed the KDEHOME setup in the 
>>> $KDEDIR/bin/startkde script with no effect. How to do it properly ?
>> Normally, this would go in: "~/.bash_profile". 
> As I understood from the scripts I know for, $KDEHOME should tell the 
> kdm / kde where to search for local-to-user .kde directory. Normally 
> it is $(HOME)/.kde. *But* in the $KDEDIR/bin/startkde script is stated 
> that this default could be overriden by setting the $KDEHOME variable 
> and I just did not know where should be this variable set - is it 
> global for all kdm / kde logins or should it be set in some of the 
> scripts that are stored in users $HOME directory. I still do not copy 
> this from your answer. If you know exact answer, please detail !
> I am running the SuSE-8.1 box which appears not to have 
> ~/.bash_profile, but has ~/.profile (which is invoked at remote 
> logins) and ~/.bashrc (which appears to me as instead of the 
> ~/.bash_profile and is invoked at local konsole login).

It goes to .bashrc for SuSE and it works.

Also for SuSE: if set export WINDOWMANAGER=$KDEDIR/bin/startkde into the 
.bashrc, the user shall be log-into the KDE specified by the $KDEDIR.

Thanks for your answer again !


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