Problem running kcontrol from menu

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Wed Nov 14 21:29:13 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 14 November 2007, Ryan Daly wrote:

> So, as a user compiling KDE to a custom prefix, is it safe to just set
> KDEDIR and XDG_CONFIG_DIRS in a .login (or similar)?

At a point before or during startkde runs.

An example would be startkde's own extension mechanism, i.e. you create 
an "env" directory in KDEDIR an put a file with .sh extension into it.
The file does not need to be executable, it will be soured by startkde.

In it you set the variables, like Rex demonstrated.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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