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Old 12-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Angry Getting rid of the ascii art text when you open an Xterm in Linux Mint


Hello

I decided to give Linux Mint a try and really liked the setup, which in my opinion enhances a great distro - Ubuntu. One minor complaint is the ascii art appearing when you open an xterm. This is driving me up the wall. I have tried changing preferences in my xterm profile, tried aterm and console, but the damn ascii text taglines still show up. I tried to google the subject, but it probably something so simple that no one has written up on it. I read the Gnome terminal guide but did not find any such references to this issue

Any assistance would be sincerely appreciated.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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Just a thought: could it be the 'message of the day'?? The thing you usually get when you open any shell??

If so think about changing /etc/motd or /etc/motd.tail. There is also /etc/issue, which is the login shell's version.

I feel it is important to put an improving message in /etc/motd.tail, something warning of the need for vigilance.

"Being positive is a skill." comes to mind.

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #3
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Hi

Thanks for your response. I checked as you suggested /etc/motd and didn't see any list of messages which show up as I open an xterm. There is always a different message when I open an xterm, but I am really looking for a way to shut this process down..

Thanks for your response.
 
Old 12-08-2009, 03:38 PM   #4
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Yay!!

I found the solution finally. there is a line at the bottom of the /etc/bash.bashrc which enables the damn thing. I just had to comment the line out.

Here is a link to the site where I found the SOLUTION:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...isable+fortune
 
  


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