So I'm trying to get RVM setup on Lubuntu using instructions here. They say to change my shell settings, but the UI of Lubuntu / LXTerminal doesn't have that option (as far as I could see). If I try to go without it, I get errors later on, saying pretty much the same thing. If I try to look up help, it says pretty much the same thing. What should I do?


According to man lxterminal:

-l --loginshell
       Executes login shell.

You have to start the terminal manually with the -l option.

But that is pointless, since you can always run a login shell easily using:

bash -l

from a terminal which is not running a login shell. So everytime you open a new shell while installing, start a login shell using bash -l. This is only needed until you logout or restart.

  • I think it worked. Give me a minute to check. Is there anyway to make it start that way by default? EDIT: It worked! Thank you! – Roman Davis Sep 16 '14 at 10:27
  • @RomanDavis you can have a look at this: rvm.io/integration/lxterminal – muru Sep 16 '14 at 10:33

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