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Old 08-17-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
hairycandle
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cannot open terminal window


hey there,
im using ubuntu dapper drake, and i can no longer open the terminal window... i go to applications > accesssories > terminal and cick, then it opens a window saying "starting terminal" and then crashes(it just disappears)...

i only installed ubuntu this morning so this might be really easy to solve... but i did not make any major changes just before it happened, and it was working... the last thing i did before i noticed this was try to install flash for firefox. (which didnt work)
well thanks in advance for your time and advice...
 
Old 08-17-2006, 10:11 AM   #2
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can you try login as another user see whether it crash?
 
Old 08-17-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by hairycandle
hey there,
im using ubuntu dapper drake, and i can no longer open the terminal window... i go to applications > accesssories > terminal and cick, then it opens a window saying "starting terminal" and then crashes(it just disappears)...

i only installed ubuntu this morning so this might be really easy to solve... but i did not make any major changes just before it happened, and it was working... the last thing i did before i noticed this was try to install flash for firefox. (which didnt work)
well thanks in advance for your time and advice...
Dont use Konsole. Try Xterm, Aterm, Eterm they are light and never give problems.

You should bother http://www.kde.org/ about your Konsole problem though.

ps: I assumed you run Konsole when you did applications > accessories
 
Old 08-17-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by coolb
Dont use Konsole. Try Xterm, Aterm, Eterm they are light and never give problems.

You should bother http://www.kde.org/ about your Konsole problem though.

ps: I assumed you run Konsole when you did applications > accessories
gnome is the default DE for ubuntu, not KDE, so i'm gonna guess it's gnome-terminal. I personally prefer aterm to that. If you want to troubleshoot the problem, get another terminal like suggested, then run gnome-terminal (if you're indeed running gnome that is) from it, you will get some message spam that may help you see what's wrong (and you can post it here..)
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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i am indeed using gnome, sorry i should have mentioned that...
terminal still did not load when logging in from another user account...
i installed aterm, and it seems to work with no problems, now i will try using aterm to launch gnome-terminal
thanks for all the tips!

Last edited by hairycandle; 08-17-2006 at 12:48 PM.
 
  


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