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Old 12-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
Bags003
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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..
 
Old 12-14-2010, 02:12 AM   #2
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try hitting alt+f2 and than enter gnome-terminal
 
Old 12-14-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
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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

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Old 12-14-2010, 04:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Bags003 View Post
Also, i dont have much idea about gnome packages download n stuff..
Try this: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Bas...oving_software
 
Old 12-30-2010, 05:10 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-30-2010, 03:09 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Samotnik View Post
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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