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A script executed as part of the logon process

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Why am I getting this “no tty present and no askpass program specified” error?

Starting from about a week ago or so, I get this error every time I log in: Error found when loading /home/dave/.profile: sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified As a ...
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User processes continue to run after logout

I have put the following code in my .profile ps cax | grep jackd > /dev/null if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Jack is aready running." fi if [ "$SESSION_TYPE" != "remote/ssh" ] && [ ...
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My desktop profile reset after modifying $PATH

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with standard Unity desktop. I was trying to change env variables using /etc/profile (I realise this was a mistake now and should have used ~/.profile) I had problems with my ...
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How to set environment without sourcing .bash_profile myself every time? [duplicate]

When I restart Ubuntu 14.04, environment variables are set back to default and I have to run source .bash_profile every time which is very annoying. I generally keep my environment vars in ...
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In the process of installing Java and Hadoop, my user profile has disappeared?

So I added the following code to the bottom of profile after: sudo gedit etc/profile Code added to profile: JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20 PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin ...
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disable all hotkeys with dconf-editor

I'm building a deb package that will create a kiosk user account. When you login to this account, the browser automatically starts and navigates to a pre-given website. Also all the hotkeys should be ...
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`TERM` environment variable not exported from `.profile`?

I have this in my .profile (I'm running Ubuntu 12.04): export TERM="xterm-256color" The variable seems not exported or be invariably later overwritten as TERM="xterm". A test with Gnome Terminal: ...
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I can not find .bash_profile in ubuntu

I can't find .bash_profile in Ubuntu 14.04 in my /home/user directory. I use ls -a command to see the .bash_profile, but there isn't such a file.
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How to skip StartUp and/or .profile on log-in?

Is there a login option to skip processing the .profile and Startup Applications? I basically have a script in there that's hanging the system upon log-in. The filesystem is encrypted and I don't have ...
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14.04 - Old Firefox Version won't install, can't use profile manager

I'm new to Ubuntu. (14.04) Firefox comes default as version 31.x, but I need to use 29.0.1. I've tried following multiple instructions, whereby copying an old firefox (old v29) to the usr/bin ...
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Permanent PATH variable

How will I make this /media/De Soft/mongodb/bin PATH variable permanent? Everyone is saying export PATH=$PATH:media/De\ Soft/mongodb/bin to your ~/.profile, or .bashrc, or .zshenv depending on your ...
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Change my keyboard layout for my profile only

We are using ubuntu-server 14.04 , I want to change the keboard layout to querty only for my login , i want the other users remain having azerty , I know that I have to put a command line in some ...
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Unable to login into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, bounces back to login screen

I do understand this is a common problem. I have read and tried most of the suggestions but have not found a good solutions. Thus I am posting my question. Enter the correct password, the computer ...
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Sequence of scripts sourced upon login

I would like to concentrate all my login config in my ~/.bash_profile. There was a ~/.bashrc there by default but I replaced it with a ~/.bash_profile. However, when I log in, something before my ...
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Environment variable spoiled

In ~/.profile I have this: . "$HOME/projects/devenv.sh" In $HOME/projects/devenv.sh I have: BASEDIR=$(dirname $0) export APILIB_CONFIG="$BASEDIR/apilib.conf" echo "$APILIB_CONFIG" When I open a ...
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.profile recovery

I desperately need help. I added a line at the end of my .profile and now I can't login. I have tried to solve it through a Live CD, following these instructions. However, I get this message opening ...
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Reload profile with java version

.profile has export JAVA_HOME=$DEV_HOME/tools/jdk1.6.0_45 # export JAVA_HOME=$DEV_HOME/tools/jdk1.7.0_51 # export JAVA_HOME=$DEV_HOME/tools/jdk1.8.0 export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin I work with ...
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Scripts in /etc/profile.d Being Ignored?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm running 13.10 Desktop. I wanted to set some system wide aliases and a custom prompt for bash. I found this article: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnvironmentVariables ...
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Can't login after adding script to /etc/profile.d

I have created a little script to add bookmarks in Nautilus to redirect users to network share. If I run the script manually, it works brillantly but as soon as I try to add it in /etc/profile.d, I ...
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Why does Ubuntu's default ~/.profile source ~/.bashrc?

These are the contents of the stock ~/.profile that came with my 13.10 (commented lines removed): if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi fi ...
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Unable to login after modifying .profile

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user. A few days ago I edited my ~/.profile and have spotted a syntax error in it. Now, when I try to log on, it sends me back to the 'greeting screen' after some errors. I do ...
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Trying to get /etc/profile working [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu on Linode VPS. I intstalled latest Golang as instructed on this page (http://golang.org/doc/install) - steps taken are wget http://go.googlecode.com/files/go1.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz tar ...
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Thunderbird on dual boot - profile inaccessible

I'm a first-time Ubuntu user - I've just put 13.10 on my XP system as a dual boot. I used Thunderbird portable on the XP machine (easy to recover every time you need a rebuild!), and I understand ...
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Node.js NVM causes Xubuntu login loop with ~/.profile line

There are various posts on the Xubuntu login loop, but none of them address NVM (Node Version Manager). I have installed NodeJS via NVM on my Xubuntu VM and it works fine, however after rebooting, I ...
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how to reset ~/.profile to default

I have been playing around with the ~/.profile file trying to add something permanently to my $PATH variable and it seems i have done some damage. I can't log into ubuntu now. When I enter my ...
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Konsole does not execute .profile or .bash_profile [duplicate]

When I open Konsole the settings in .profile are not executed, and it means the ~/bin is not added to the PATH. Is there a way to get Konsole to do that? PS. Is there a way to tell whether Konsole ...
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How to run .profile from .bashrc file?

I have a file name .test with a echo statement. Now I want to run this file from .bashrc file. What I have done so far is: My .test file contains: echo "hello everyone" My .bashrc file contains: ...
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How to login Desktop without being interrupted by ctrl+c?

I made a ubuntu system from ubuntu server by adding xong and openbox on it. I also edited .profile to auto login X, so I can power on and wait a few seconds , then it's in the openbox desktop. But ...
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Why's this PCManFM command line not working?

PCManFM doesn't remember view-mode for specific folders. The pcmanfm.conf file in: /home/user/.config/pcmanfm/default saves view_mode=[0,1,2,3] for all folders. Default being 0 (icon view), I chose ...
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emacs when run from the Applications menu (via. desktop setting) doesn't load environment variables

So when I invoke emacs from the terminal, all my environment variables are loaded correctly from .bashrc. However, when I load emacs from the Ubuntu Application menu (by invoking the ...
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Something wrong with my `.profile`

I recently installed a few softwares and needed to add their bin/ directories to my PATH. Nothing abnormal so far. But I decided to be smart about it, and rewrote a part of my .profile so I didn't ...
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Why this .pam_environment setting prevents me from logging in? [duplicate]

I'm trying to move things from my .bashrc to .pam_enviroment because of this. I've put the following into my .pam_environment but this prevents me from logging in because there should be some mistake. ...
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Thunderbird does not load profile

I'm having a serious problem with Thunderbird. Recently I started the program, but it did not load my profile. He opened asking to configure the e-mail as if it were the first time I was using the ...
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Problem in .bashrc

I try to edit .bashrc to view the C-compilers that I installed before. But after opening the new terminal I am stuck with strange error. I am unable to ls the files/directories and nothing works. It ...
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Where are the pristine, untouched contents of a 12.04 .profile file?

Several files in my home directory have been disappearing. E.g. .bashrc, .bash_profile, authorized_keys and now .profile. I would like to reconstruct .profile. Where can I find the .profile contents ...
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deleting a file from an user account when only the guest account is accessible

I was trying stuff and my cousin (owning applestuff) sent me a bash_profile file. I replaced it with my old profile file (the one you find in home, .profile) - I backed up the existing one as ...
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Does placing a symbolic link in the path work the same as creating a symbolic link of an executable in the path?

As the title says, I'm about to do an install of an executable. Normally I would either 1. install the executable to somewhere in my path i.e. HOME/bin/ or if that wasn't feasible 2. would add the ...
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JAVA_HOME : .bashrc or .profile

I need to set some variables such as JAVA_HOME and add them to the PATH. Can I somehow define them in .profile, and have them pulled into .bashrc? Or maybe add them to a 3rd file, and have that file ...
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Why won't environment variables added to .profile show up in screen

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 I added export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/dspies/workspace/hdf5-1.8.11-linux-shared/lib to .profile but when I log in and open terminal and put echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH there's ...
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architecture-independent performance monitor tool

I got to know "perf" tool in "linux-tools-3.2.0-43" for Ubuntu 12.04 which can monitor the performance counts for some micro-architectures, however, the tool is dependent to the cpu architecture and ...
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what is .profile~ (not .profile)

I was trying to uninstall NVM, and saw I have a .profile~ file as well .profile - both have different content. what is the different between them? thanks.
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Ensuring .profile gets executed when using nX

The $PATH I have when I run terminal in an nX session is different to that I have when I run terminal after logging on physically. The former is ...
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Is deleting my entire home folder contents like resetting everything to where it was during install?

Or does Kubuntus install process generates something in there that is not generated like it is now after I deleted everything. Sidequestion that led me to this is. Does 13.04 don't have the ...
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Why .profile (and not .bashrc) appends ~/bin to path?

Since .bashrc is more "generic" (in the sense that .profile sources it), why "include ~/bin to path" procedure is not inside .bashrc? Why the user would not want it in a non-login shell? (Especially ...
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.profile file not getting updated in Ubuntu 12.04, trouble installing mysql

I'm trying to install mysql in ubuntu to run ruby on rails. I was going through the tutorial at Lynda. I have successfully installed ruby, gem & rails. ruby -v ruby 1.8.7 (2011-06-30 patchlevel ...
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Why is setting alias in .profile not working?

I have this as the last line in my .profile: alias gl="cd /home/jrenner/glances/glances" yet even after reboot I get command not found when typing gl. What is happening? I am logged in as the ...
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Can't login (unexpected EOF in .profile)

I am having a problem with login. Its in a cycle login with password correct - > login -> login with password correct -> login. I've seen a few threads about this matter but none helped. I do ...
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How can I specify the languages that apt-get uses?

At some point in my installation, I must've selected several languages as default. When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output similar to the following. Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net quantal/main ...
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/etc/profile vs ~/.profile

I run ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. And I can't get what is the order/priority for loading profile files. When I start the system and login using GUI which file is loaded? And why? What if run login-shell? Will ...
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Function inside .profile results in no log-in

I've created a custom function in my .profile, and I've added right at the bottom, after my custom aliases : # custom functions function eclipse-gtk { cd ~/development/eclipse-juno ...