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Old 03-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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Fedora 6 - problem with terminal window closing immediately.


I'm having a strange problem in Fedora 6. I'm using the KDE desktop, and when I open a terminal window, it opens, then immediately closes. This only happens when I'm logged in as root. When I'm logged in under a user account, the terminal works normally. The terminal worked earlier in the day, but I've since logged out, rebooted and logged back in, that's when the problem began. I'm running a korn shell as well. Any ideas?
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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I have only had that happen when I tried to use SU and entered the wrong password, or had opened a root terminal and entered the wrong pw. I have fingers that tend to push the wrong buttons so, it happens. Have you mistyped or inadvertantly changed your root pw?
 
Old 03-25-2007, 06:53 PM   #3
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I have the same keying problems as well, but that's not the problem this time. I can log in as root. I can use the Linux Console window, but when I try to use the Shell terminal window, that's the one that closes immediately. I don't know what differences there are between the two types of terminal windows, but I'm researching that now.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 07:04 PM   #4
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There are a variety of terminals....If Xterm is not one you have tried you might do so. Frankly I would try any terminal emulator I could find to see if the problem is centralized to one terminal prog. And try other desktops too.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 07:07 PM   #5
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I'd like to try other emulators. Have you got any suggestions on where I could find a good one? Also, is X-term part of Fedora? If so, how would I start it?
Thanks again....
 
Old 03-25-2007, 07:21 PM   #6
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Xterm is a terminal emulator included with X11....your windowing base in Linux. If you have a "run program" command handy while in your desktop environment simply type <xterm>, or it might be listed in a menu where you can click it. There are also Gnome Terminal, which is the default console in Gnome, mlterm, and then konsole, which should be the default root console/terminal emulator. in KDE. Each desktop environment should have it's own special console program as you see, plus all system menus in those environments should have listed all the terminal progs it has. When you open each one, try to get root access by typing SU at the shell prompt
 
  


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