/usr/games not in PATH (i3wm, BASH as default, using fish shell)

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 19:12:21 UTC 2015

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Hörmetjan Yiltiz <hyiltiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 4:19 AM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 6:31 PM, Hörmetjan Yiltiz <hyiltiz at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I have previously reinstalled my system using the live images, and kept
>>> my
>>> system updated with the US main FTP archive with `apt-get update` and
>>> `apt-get upgrade` and `apt-get dist-upgrade`. I installed KDE as my
>>> default
>>> desktop, installed i3wm which I am using it mainly now since it is quick
>>> and
>>> fast and using SSCM as my login manager. My default shell is /bin/bash.
>>> The problem is, when logged in using SSCM, the PATH is only /bin
>>> /usr/bin
>>> /usr/local/bin. Seemingly, my /etc/profile, ~/.profile has not been run
>>> by
>>> the login program. I hate to set the PATH in the .bashrc or fish.config
>>> (which I mainly use), but I am not sure where to look at: whether it is
>>> an
>>> i3wm specific issue (KDE also could not find /usr/games among others in
>>> the
>>> PATH), or SSCM issue. I tried logging in using TTY1 or su - command, and
>>> they include all the PATH as expected.
>> PATH is set via pam and "/etc/environment". Since you're getting it
>> for a non-DM login, all's well there (although su to root shouldn't
>> have any games path so I hope that you mean "su -l" to a non-root
>> user).
>> IF YOU MEAN SDDM, read on... (A big if it seems to me!)
>> I don't use sddm but you should be able to set PATH via "~/.xsession"
>> or "~/.xsessionrc".
>> But if you need the above, you might want to file a bug report. sddm
>> must have a compile-time default or an sddm.conf-type file (or both)
>> to set a default PATH.
> Thank you Tom!
> Did it via ~/.xseesionrc, which I preferred. Never liked the idea of setting
> it directly at /etc/.

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