adapted $PATH not available for GUI

Greg Folkert greg at
Sun Mar 16 19:20:10 CET 2014

On Sun, 2014-03-16 at 17:42 +0000, RW wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:53:38 +0100
> houghi at wrote:
> > So where does XFCE (or is it  get the PATH settings from? From what I
> > understand is that XFCE takes it parameters from X and e.g.
> > ~/.xsessionrc X takes the parameters from lightdm and some other
> > files. lightdm takes them from the init.
> > 
> > So at what point does the PATH enter the stream of parameters and
> > where does it read that from? It seems not to be coming from any of
> > the other files. /etc/profile works on tty1, so there is no syntax
> > error.
> With a graphical login manager you haven't got an actual login shell,
> so something else has to read in the files. Some managers can do this,
> I've no idea about lightdm. ~/.xsessionrc seems as good a place as
> any though.

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