Glad you solved the problem. What I still cannot believe is how
difficult is it to set the path for your graphic environment in Linux.
*roll eyes*

Regards.
-------------------------------------------------
Julio Rojas
jcredbe...@gmail.com



On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 1:24 AM, stefano franchi
<stefano.fran...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Problem solved :-)
>
> Thanks to everyone, and particularly to Julio for pointing me in the
> right direction. As he guessed, the problem was not with Lyx, but with
> the environment that Kde works with. I always launch my applications
> from Krunner (the little Kde app that offer a command line-like
> mini-screen). After a lot of searching, I discovered that:
>
> 1. Krunner uses the PATH variables set by startkde (the script that
> starts the KDE desktop)
>
> 2. startkde does two things, path-wise:
>   a - first it uses the PATH settings it inherits from the process it
> is run from;
>   b - then it looks for executable (i.e scripts) files in kde's  /env
>  directories (e.g. in $HOME/.kde4/env and other env dirs system wide)
>   c - it runs any executable files it finds
>
> 3. To align the PATH variable in a bash shell (which I set in .profile
> and .bash_profile) with krunner's, I wrote a one-line file which
> exports  the correct path, called it profile.sh, made it executable,
> and put it in a newly created  dir ~HOME/.kde4/env
>
> after logging out and restarting kde, lyx now finds TL2011 when
> launched  from a shell and from Krunner.
>
>
> Thanks to everyone.
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Stefano
>
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Paul Rubin <ru...@msu.edu> wrote:
>> In LyX, could Tools > Preferences > Paths > PATH prefix be pointing to the 
>> old
>> version?
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
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