[systemd-devel] XDM and systemd --user

Peter Lemenkov lemenkov at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 04:54:35 PDT 2012

Hello All!

2012/9/28 Peeters Simon <peeters.simon at gmail.com>:
>> Second question - I've lost all /etc/profile stuff which was set up
>> somehow in the depths of Xorg-related script's swamp. I'd like to run
>> it (as well as some other shell scripts) and borrow its envvars (at
>> least for some applications) - is it possible?
> systemd currently does not parse /etc/profile (and never will?)
> you can work around by creating a shell script like this:
> cat <<EOF > /bin/systemd-session
> #!/bin/bash -l
> exec /usr/bin/systemd --user $@
> and point your xdm-config to /bin/systemd-session
> (this lets bash start a 'login' shell, thus parsing /etc/profile. and
> exec's systemd afterwards)

Thanks! Works like a charm.

With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.

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