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Old 09-09-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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Non-Root Terminal Does Not Open


I am running Lenny with LXDE. Fresh install of the single CD. The regular terminal fails to open when I click on the icon or when I use the Accessories menu title. However, the root terminal will open. Any way to fix this? I don't want to always be using root for routine work.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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sudo to a user access. Check your shell initialization. Check the logs for errors.

Try: # bash
 
Old 09-10-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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Is lxterminal installed?.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Yes, LXTerminal is the command line program. I'll take a look at Bash tonight after researching how shell profiles work. I'm no Linux expert. Thanks for the hint, karlatLQ.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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Yes, LXTerminal is the command line program
You didn't mention if you have it installed.
I use Lxde myself,and recall having to install lxterminal manually.

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sudo to a user access
Debian does not use sudo by default.

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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You didn't mention if you have it installed.
I use Lxde myself,and recall having to install lxterminal manually.
If you install using the Lenny LXDE/XFCE single CD as I did, lxterminal is installed by default. Being a newbie to Debian and Linux in general, I'm not sure how I would even go about acquiring a shell prompt if one wasn't provided initially for me.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 01:55 PM   #7
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lxterminal is installed by default
How do you know?.

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ade@Pc1:~$ dpkg -l | grep lxterminal
ii  lxterminal                           0.1.6-1+b1                 desktop independent vte-based terminal emula
 
Old 09-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #8
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How do you know?.

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ade@Pc1:~$ dpkg -l | grep lxterminal
ii  lxterminal                           0.1.6-1+b1                 desktop independent vte-based terminal emula
Eh? I assume that states lxterminal is not installed by default?

All I can say is that if you use the LXDE CD and pick basic system and desktop environment as what you want to use the pc for, you WILL get lxterminal installed.

Not sure why this is such a point of contention. It's on my system and I certainly didn't enter an apt-get command to install it.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 02:34 PM   #9
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Eh? I assume that states lxterminal is not installed by default?
No.It shows that the package is installed on my machine as an example,as shown by the ii.

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you WILL get lxterminal installed
If you say so.

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Not sure why this is such a point of contention. It's on my system
Again,how do you know it's on your system?
Use the command i posted then you will know for sure.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 02:56 PM   #10
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Again,how do you know it's on your system?
Use the command i posted then you will know for sure.
Because the title bar of the (root) shell window says "LXTerminal"?

If I were at my home computer, I would check for sure using your hint, but this line of talk seems a bit pedantic, no? Sounds like the way you installed your Debian system is different from my own, and that's fine.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 03:06 PM   #11
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but this line of talk seems a bit pedantic
All you had to do was answer the question.
There's really no need for the attitude.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 03:08 PM   #12
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All you had to do was answer the question.
There's really no need for the attitude.
Huh? Reread the thread and tell me who's being confrontational.

I do thank you for your hint at using the dkpg command though.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 03:20 PM   #13
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The following link may help with your problem:

http://forum.lxde.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=292
 
Old 09-10-2009, 04:17 PM   #14
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Im not sure if the terminal-emulator xterm is on a standard installation, but i guess so.
You could open it from a command-prompt by entering xterm.
Then open lxterminal from within xterm with
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lxterminal &
That should give you some usefull error-messages about whats going wrong with lxterminal.

If there aint no xterm use the root-terminal, become user
Code:
su your_username
and run lxterminal &

btw: the most reasonable explanation seems to be that it aint or aint proper installed (like trooper suggested). So installing or re-installing it would be the first way i would go too.
apt-get install --reinstall lxterminal

If you dont get it up and running, what i doubt, just use any of the other terminal-emulators availiable (like roxterm or tilda, perhaps eterm or xterm...).

greetings

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