.profile and sound problems

Simon Adameit gomdo81 at gmx.net
Fri Jul 11 14:38:49 PDT 2003

Simon Adameit wrote:
> Hi,
> I use the bash shell and wanted to change the prompt and some aliases to 
> use the gnu color ls, so I copied .shrc to .bash_profile and edited it 
> accordingly. I also added java to the PATH in .profile. At first this 
> didn't work when using the gnome terminal until I realised I had to 
> change it to use a login shell. For a short time everything was fine but 
> now .profile is completely ignored and when I start cvsup under gnome 
> the text version and not the gui is used. I don't know if this has 
> anything to do with it but I'm using gdm.

Ok, this was solfed after reading the Bash Reference Manual, I was 
somewhat confused about when wich file is executed.
But I still don't know what to do about the sound or where to look for 

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