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Old 09-23-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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XFCE Terminal not working


I just did a full install of Slackware 12 and I mainly use XFCE.
The default XFCE terminal does not work, it just has a a green cusor and I am not able to input any text.

If I only do an install of XFCE it works fine.

Is this a bug or is there a fix?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 08:09 AM   #2
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can you start the the XFCE terminal from another terminal (say rxvt) and see what kind of error messages it produces ?
 
Old 09-23-2007, 09:50 AM   #3
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can you start the the XFCE terminal from another terminal (say rxvt) and see what kind of error messages it produces ?
When I start Konsole and type rxvt a terminal comes up and there are no error messages. But thats not the terminal I was having problems with.
I am talking about the terminal on the lower panel thats there by default.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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This is probably "terminal" - which is Xfce's own term - it's similar to gnome-terminal, visually and feature set.

Mine works perfectly fine, out of the box, with and without Xfce started.

No error, no crashes.

You've got to start konsole or rxvt and type "terminal" to start the Xfce terminal to see possible error messages.

Also, start "terminal" and try if the right-mouse-click menu is working - maybe your configuration is just off. (terminal - right click - preferences)
 
Old 09-23-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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You've got to start konsole or rxvt and type "terminal" to start the Xfce terminal to see possible error messages.
Yes, that's what I meant, sorry if I was unclear. I use Terminal as well, and it works great. In the past, however, it did complain and act strangely if say the dbus daemon was not running, but Terminal was compiled with dbus support enabled. On Slackware 11.0 I had to compile Terminal myself without dbus support, and it worked just as well.

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Old 09-23-2007, 10:59 AM   #6
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I think I ran into this before. Check to make sure your default shell is in /etc/shells. Let me know if that helps or if you need more information.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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OK. I have this working now.

If I install Slackware on one partition the terminal works fine.

If I install a seperate /usr/local or /home partition the terminal won't work.
 
Old 09-26-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
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That's very odd. Could it be some type of bug ... or is it just the way the terminal works ?
 
Old 09-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #9
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I seem to be having allot of little problems(bugs?)with Slackware 12

I get dozens of X Error Bad Window errors when logging out. And KDE, XFCE errors. These errors don't seem to be affecting anything.
Whenever I start Xine it freezes my computer and automatically logs me out. Thinking about just uninstalling Xine.

Computer is a Pentium 3 550mhz with 768 MB memory and ATI Rage Pro video.

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Old 09-27-2007, 04:50 AM   #10
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I seem to be having allot of little problems(bugs?)with Slackware 12

I get dozens of X Error Bad Window errors when logging out. And KDE, XFCE errors. These errors don't seem to be affecting anything.
Whenever I start Xine it freezes my computer and automatically logs me out. Thinking about just uninstalling Xine.

Computer is a Pentium 3 550mhz with 768 MB memory and ATI Rage Pro video.
You know, you'll get a lot more attention if you make a new thread rather than starting one here, where it isn't even related.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 09:58 PM   #11
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I have the same problem. konsole works, but the xfce Terminal doesn't. I installed Slackware 12 on three machines, and only had this problem on one.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 04:59 PM   #12
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I also had this problem, but I think I have the solution (it worked on my machine!)

Open /etc/passwd and check that /bin/bash (or your shell of choice) is there at the end of your user's entry. If it's not there, then add it.

It seems that the xfce Terminal hangs if there's no default shell.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 05:16 PM   #13
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douglasc_uk, that fixed the problem. Thanks.
 
  


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