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Re: environment (/etc/profile) and X



Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 10:12:15 -0500, Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> wrote:

We spent a lot of time fixing this several years ago, must have gotten
busted somehow.
Be sure there's a bugzilla...



I'm not that sure its busted out-of-the-box ... my delete key works
just fine in gnome-term and xterm running in a gnome-desktop started
from gdm out of runlevel 5 using the prefdm mechanism. INPUTRC is set
and as far as I can tell reading through the prefdm logic...
/etc/profile gets called exactly once inside the /usr/bin/gdm script, assuming the test -f /etc/profile succeeds. Sounds to me
like someone has made a local change to the script logic either in
prefdm or in /usr/bin/gdm




Nope, I've made no change to either, and see the same issue on two different FC3 boxes. To be clear, I'm talking about delete and not backspace. INPUTRC is definately not set on either box inside of a gnome-session.


J.

-jef"this explains why /usr/bin/gdm is a script just to setup
/etc/profile before starting gdm-binary"spaleta



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