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Re: [opensuse] Help: desktop completely gone!
  • From: Tejas Guruswamy <masterpatricko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:01:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <4C98F2F3.7080705@xxxxxxxxx>
On 21/09/10 18:47, Oliver Kullmann wrote:
thanks! puuuh, back to life!

(The mounting was clear to me, but didn't remember the details.)

So it seems that I should better make changes directly to /etc/profile
(as I always did in the past)?

Anyway, thanks again!


Editing /etc/profile.local is still the recommended way as it is not
overwritten on updates/upgrades.
But it should be created from scratch, not as a copy of /etc/profile.
There is code in /etc/profile that loads /etc/profile.local - so if you
copy everything, you end up with a recursive loop and who knows what
might happen! This was probably the source of your crash.
Create /etc/profile.local as an empty file and put in only the specific
bits you want.

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