xdm doesn't execute commands

xdm doesn't execute commands

Post by Harry Blais » Sat, 22 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Hi, everyone.

I'm using RedHat 4.0 with XF86 3.2A.  When I start X with startx, all
the commands are working fine including executable files for
applications I'm running.   But when I'm in xdm, the commands are not
recognized.  Even "shutdown -r now" returns a "bash: command not found".
So I have to use "/sbin/shutdown -r now" to shut the system down.

What could be the problem.  I have gone back and made sure that the
directories are in my path.  Any help would be appreciated.



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