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Bags003 12-13-2010 08:27 PM

Cant open terminal!!!
 
Hello all..
its just 3 days i have started using Linux..Am using Mandriva 2010 version.i updated the software as i could see the ¨more updates¨ option being red..
N now the Terminal isnt just getting opened..!!
I had just begun with Linux and ws learning Terminal commands...n now the terminal isnt opening itself..!
Plz suggest me something..Also, i dont have much idea about gnome packages download n stuff.. :(

yooy 12-14-2010 02:12 AM

try hitting alt+f2 and than enter gnome-terminal

Samotnik 12-14-2010 05:26 AM

Quote:

try hitting alt+f2 and than enter gnome-terminal
Will show you “can't open display” error. To start any X-client from out of X environment you should implicitly define display to run with
Code:

DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-terminal

Snark1994 12-14-2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bags003 (Post 4190468)
Also, i dont have much idea about gnome packages download n stuff.. :(

Try this: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Bas...oving_software

Ilgonis 12-30-2010 05:10 AM

Go to Mandriva control center and install the rpms for xterm and rxvt (and aterm, eterm if you want to). This should fix the problem permanently.

jthill 12-30-2010 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samotnik (Post 4190829)
Will show you “can't open display” error.

Alt-F2 is the run-a-oneliner shortcut and will work fine. You're thinking of ctrl-alt-f2, switch-to-vc2.

MTK358 12-31-2010 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samotnik (Post 4190829)
Will show you “can't open display” error. To start any X-client from out of X environment you should implicitly define display to run with
Code:

DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-terminal

The OP is not out of X.

Alt+F2 opens a launcher dialog in GNOME.


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