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Month: April 2009

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] how to tell KDE3.5 where to search for executeables

From: Stefan Endrullis <stefan@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:27:49 +0200
Stefan Endrullis schrieb:
> kb9vqf@... schrieb:
>>> Hm, very interesting: env looks different in all consoles that start
>>> automatically with KDE, e.g. yakuake and consoles from the
>>> last session. In these consoles KDEDIRS is set to "/usr/:/opt/kde3/". But
>>> when I start a new console via alt+f2, then KDEDIRS is
>>> set to "/usr/" and the console looks even different (other background
>>> color). How can that be?
>>> Well, in both consoles PATH does not include /opt/kde/bin. :(
>>> Regards,
>>> Stefan
>> Hi Stefan,
>> Sorry, I'm stumped on this one.  I've never had a problem like that before
>> on any of my machines; the only suggestion I have is if you have another
>> startkde on your system, try renaming it temporarily and see if the
>> problem is fixed (though I don't see how the new startkde could even start
>> KDE3.5 at all).
>> Odd.
>> Tim
> Hi Tim,
> I have renamed the other startkde and restarted KDE3, but it's still the same.
> BTW, /usr/share/xsessions/kde3.desktop looks fine. It links to /opt/kde3/bin/startkde
> and is the only desktop labeled "KDE3" (that I have chosen). Thus it's not a
> problem of starting the wrong startkde script.
> OK, maybe I should purge KDE3 and reinstall it.
> Regards,
> Stefan

Thanks for your help!

Finally, I found the reason for this problem and it had nothing to do with KDE3: The problem was just caused by the my /etc/zsh/zshenv which
reset the PATH variable.

I've removed these lines and everything works now. :)

BTW: I'm not using the original zsh configuration files. Thus the zsh packages of ubuntu might be fine.