Opening Opera as user

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Feb 2 06:37:40 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 12:14 AM, Rem P Roberti <remegius at> wrote:

> I log in directly from the console using 'startx'.  And I hate to sound
> really ignorant, but I'm still pretty much a newbie and not sure where the
> environment variables are found.

You should be doing this step as your normal user, not root if that is what
you are doing.  Otherwise whatever you run from X with start as root.  If
you see a '#' at the end of your prompt, it's a root prompt.  You may find
it easier to follow the handbook's guide on desktop environments using the
auto startup methods.  Some of the DE prevent you from logging in as root so
you wouldn't have been able to run into this issue.  If you do plan on using
this as a desktop system, a desktop environment can make things easier
anyway.  You can always drop down to a console if needed but most of the
time it's a lot more convient to use the DE's terminal or konsole or

Adam Vande More

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