Installed Leap 42.1 today (sorry but a directory listing denial on the mirrors isn’t enough to keep the ISO from me ).
New to KDE & openSUSE, not to Linux.
I am wanting to set an environment variable, my understanding is that the correct place for me to do it is ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/whatever.sh
Scripts in ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/ do get run (like i can put “touch /tmp/test” in there and that file will indeed be touched when i log in) but environment variables set in there don’t seem to stick.
I tried just setting them, exporting, setting followed by exporting, and even tried using readonly but the variables are never set post-login.
What am i doing wrong?
Depends on what you want and when you want to set the variable. Maybe explain what you want in more detail.
You do understand the life of a environmental variable?? A evar set in a parent process is inherited by any children but a evar set in a child is not transmitted back to the parent
I want to set KDE_MULTIHEAD=false so KWin doesn’t start on my second screen. The second screen in question is a TV. When i activate KWin’s Grid and swap to a different virtual desktop i don’t want the second screen also changing desktop. I have Xorg setup and working as desired in ‘Zaphod’ mode (separate X screens). I want to run Fluxbox on the X screen that is my TV.
I found documentation stating that for KDE environment variables should be in the earlier mentioned folder.
I read that the variables in there are sourced, as opposed to the scripts actually being executed (though my touch command test perhaps indicates otherwise?).
So i used /etc/profile.d/whatever.sh to set the variable instead.
Now in KDE if i open a terminal and echo the variable, it still doesn’t return as set to false, but there is only 1 KWin process running now.:sarcastic:
Fluxbox still doesn’t want to start on the second screen though …but Openbox does, so i guess at this point it’s a Fluxbox issue.
I suppose Openbox will do for my purposes. It’s not like i need much, just the ability to launch a media player and a file manager.
A really dumb question: have you installed the xorg-x11-server-extra package?The reason being that, you will possibly need Xephyr to configure your X.org Multiseat configuration.
I’m not using any form of multiseat (and if viable, it’d be overkill for what i’m wanting), just separate X screens (‘Zaphod’ mode). I’ve been using Xorg this way for years.
I’ve always been an Xfce user favouring GTK apps, with Xfce (with either Xfwm4 or Compiz as window manager) i can achieve exactly what i want. Any number of other WM’s could also do what i want. It’s just that KWin has problems when your multi-monitor method is Zaphod rather than Xinerama (known issue). Apps on screens that aren’t the first one crash at the drop of a hat (well, Dolphin was anyway) and there’s other problems, which is why i want to run a different WM on the second screen.
At the end of the (rather long) discussion in the KDE Bug #256242 (URL in the previous text from korrode) there’s an attachment dated 29th September 2015 with an example X.Org Zaphod configuration [not from me].
In the discussion in KDE Bug #324483 there’s a hint for setting the KDE_MULTIHEAD variable on a per user basis by means of KDE’s pre-startup behaviour. For KDE4/Plasma the location is as follows (please note the KDE needs the ‘.sh’ suffix on the (executable) shell file name):
> l .kde4/env/
drwxr-xr-x 2 xxx users 38 20. Aug 13:20 ./
drwx------ 6 xxx users 122 27. Okt 15:25 ../
lrwxrwxrwx 1 xxx users 30 20. Aug 13:20 kde4_user_preKDEstart.sh -> /home/kde4_user_preKDEstart.sh*
With KDE5/plasma the location may have been moved to ‘$HOME/.config/plasma-workspace/env’.
@korrode: My text in my previous post is only partly directed to you: the example X.Org Zaphod configuration and the KDE Bug #324483.
The rest is for general information only (I forgot to re-read your original post!) :shame:
I just installed Gnome 3 to see how it handles the situation. It does basically exactly what i want OOTB:rolleyes:
I just wish Gnome had desktop switching like Compiz’s Expo and KWin’s Grid.
Yes, despite my preference for KDE, I have to admit that currently KDE does have some rather unpleasant issues and, this thread has raised yet another one.