By default, whenever you log in to an Athena workstation, a terminal window is automatically created for you. If you do not want this initial terminal appearing when you log in, you may add the following line to your .environment file:
Before you log in with this setting, you should make sure that you have some other way of creating a new terminal window if you should need one.
For example, if you prefer using an xterm instead of the default gnome-terminal, you may wish to add:
to your .environment file and then add:
to your .startup.X file.