Am Freitag, 26. August 2011 schrieb Jürgen Spitzmüller:
> Kornel Benko wrote:
> > At least some desktopts are starting, without reading "~/.profile" first.
> > (If you start lyx through a shell-script, then of course you read
> > .profile)
> I see. Then it just happens to work here (KDE 4.7, openSuse 11.4).
> Frankly, I never heard of the .pam_environment file before, but you are the
> expert.
> Jürgen

Kde starts as "sh /usr/bin/startkde" or such, that may work. Since I am working 
with "csh", I never created
.profile. My ".login" and ".cshrc" were ignored if started from desktop. It 
took a while to discover .pam_environment file.

See "6.6.6 FILES, User specific environment file" in


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