Dr460nized (not gaming) has Default Shell set to bash but keeps using fish

title says it all, actually. Since I installed dr460nized this last time (for those bluetooth problems and such), my Garuda Assistant settings has the default shell set for bash:


But terminal keeps hanging on to fish

any ideas?

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(yeah, I know I need a restart, but that’s because I’ve been trying to set my smartcard reader up again and I’m failing in following back my own footsteps)

Actually I’ve noticed this behavior in Gaming as well. The last two installs with the ISO that was released the other day setup ZSH and after reboot still on Fish. Fixed it this last time with a ZSH script.

Fish is not set as the system shell in Garuda, Bash is. The terminal switches to Fish when you open it.

Check the Konsole profile, the custom command is set to /bin/fish, allowing Fish to run in the terminal without changing the system shell.


but if Konsole is the default terminal, shouldn’t it be affected by Garuda Assistant’s Default Shell choice?

It sounds like maybe what I said was unclear, so let me try to explain:

The setting in Garuda Assistant is a way of running chsh in the GUI. That is for changing the system shell.

Most terminal emulators have a way of configuring a custom command to be launched when you open the terminal, so you can for example change to another shell when the terminal is opened. This feature is commonly implemented to allow the user to intentionally use a different shell than the system shell when they are using the terminal.

It doesn’t matter what the system shell is if you have a custom command set in Konsole to automatically switch to Fish when you open it. Konsole should honor that custom command.

If you don’t want the shell to be changed to Fish when you are using Konsole, just remove the custom command from the Konsole profile settings.


but my point here is that I haven’t changed a thing in the Konsole. it’s the distro’s default config. If the distro’s default terminal can’t conform to the distro’s default shell, shouldn’t that be fixed in some way?

Exactly, that is my point as well.

It can “conform” to any shell you wish. The point is, if the user has a custom command set to change the shell in the terminal, that setting should be honored no matter what the system shell is changed to.

There is nothing to “fix”, as you say. This is the intended behavior. The system shell is Bash, and when the user opens the terminal they can use Fish.

If the user wishes to set it up a different way, for example not have the terminal switch to Fish, they can just change or remove the custom command. Nothing could be simpler.


but I haven’t made the choice of using fish. I never changed anything to choose it, you see what I mean? When I opened Konsole, at the start when I was doing basic stuff, I didn’t even notice I was using fish.

But then I had to do $() stuff and fish showed its face to me and I was like “I swear I had my default shell as bash? Let me check Garuda Assistant… yeah, it’s bash here, alright. Why is this damn thing using fish then?”

You see?

This setting in Konsole is the default for the distro. No one has to explicitly choose it, it has been set up by the maintainer of the spin. It comes along with all the other choices, like the default theme, package selection, and so on. There is not much to say here except “you’re welcome”.

Many users enjoy this configuration choice, and those that do not can adjust the setting very easily, just as they would adjust any other setting they wanted to change like the keyboard layout or the wallpaper.

All I see is this:

  1. You were not aware this feature was being implemented in the terminal you are choosing to use;
  2. It was explained to you what was happening, and how to change it if you wish;
  3. You appear to be trying to find an issue with the configuration choice of the distro maintainer, even though it is working exactly as they have intended it to.

ok, that… cleared up a bit, but I still find it confusing. The ‘default shell’ for the distro is bash, but the ‘default shell for using in the default terminal’ is fish.
And the ‘default shell for using in the default terminal’ isn’t configurable through Garuda Assistant.

I think I get it now…?

btw, thanks for the patience, @BluishHumility <3

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Yes, that is maybe worded a little funny but it is basically correct. The terminal doesn’t exactly have it’s own default shell, rather it is actively switching to /bin/fish when it is opened, but still: the way you have said it is more or less accurate.

My understanding is this choice was made because at the time there was a certain benefit to having Bash as the login shell, or perhaps having Fish as the login shell was causing an issue of some kind, but they still wanted to use Fish in the terminal.

Again, the terminal doesn’t exactly have a default shell–rather, it is automatically launching a command that changes the shell when you open it. But yes, this setting–along with pretty much any other Konsole setting–cannot be changed from Garuda Assistant, it must be changed from the settings of the application itself.


yeah, I got lazy about finding out what to change where and just installed kitty =p

“I would like to interject for a moment…”
Minor correction: “default shell for using in the default terminal” is really “custom command for that specific terminal”.
All of them can be configured to run a custom command (which defaults to the default shell), it doesn’t have to be the same one for all, and it doesn’t even have to be a shell.
Some can be configured with several custom commands, so that one can open a bash session, or a fish/zsh/… session, an ssh connection, whatever.

Yep it’s a bit confusing, choices often are.
And I still find myself typing bash into fish every now and then, it’s stuck in my brain cells after all these years.

At first I also went “wtf” then I learned their respective advantages.

Fish has somewhat better interactive features and, more importantly in my opinion, allows to write more maintainable scripts (bash tends to be quite cryptic and write only).

Bash is the standard and has those neat, short string manipulation syntax (which I love to abuse in code-golfing style) but I cringe at those backwards spelled keywords (case/asec, if/fi, but do/done?).

Tools. Use the one that better fits your hand and better applies to the task.

That first link I dropped in a rush may have further insight.


Kitty is really cool, too bad I haven’t had time to explore it as it would deserve.


The reason for doing it this way is the following: fish as login shell does not apply certain environment variables which bash sources (talking from first-hand experience, we did it like that in the past and figured it wouldn’t be a good idea overall). This breaks several common applications such as Flatpaks. Since fish is much more user-friendly, we still keep it as user facing shell.

That being said, I still use bash for scripts and switch to bash in case I need to run certain bash syntax for speeding up actions :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: wasn’t motivated to learn yet another language :smiley:


I understand that, easily! Lots of login stuff are bash-scripted and fall completely apart when trying to run on fish. But, if I may leave this as a suggestion… change the name of the “Default shell” on Garuda Assistant to “Login shell”?

Of course, as always, feel free to just ignore the suggestion and move along with important stuff, you folks have been doing just fine and the distro is amazing =)

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