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Old 05-11-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Wheezy, OpenBox. Strange terminal emulator text.

Evening, hope all is well.

I've just been playing around with the new Debian Wheezy and have decided to run with OpenBox, as i usually do. Problem. When i go to 'terminal emulator' the whole josh@debian:~$ is missing.

Now, if i josh@debain:~$ ls i see documents, programming, pictures and all my files, no problems. But for some reason i cant see my commands i type into the prompt nor the whole josh@debain, im basically typing into black space.

Also, when i say josh@debian:~$ls /etc i get the etc file with files all jumbled up over the screen.

This is the same with all the shells too, the only success i had was with lxterminal, which is working fine :S Odd.

Thanks in advance if you've got any ideas, if not, i guess ill just stick with lxterminal.
Old 05-12-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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What is "the other terminal emulator" that you are using? If it is xterm for instance, set its colors through ~/.Xdefaults, e.g.
XTerm*faceName: Andale Mono
XTerm*faceSize: 12
XTerm*background: white smoke
XTerm*foreground: black
XTerm*cursorColor: #00ccff


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