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Old 09-24-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
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Can't open terminal and other apps! Problems after automatic update and reboot

Hi, I did an automatic update and rebooted this morning and I now have a bit of a nightmare situation where I can't open the majority of applications, including the terminal. When I rebooted, my desktop loaded as normal, but then when I try to open the terminal (from Applications -> Accessories or from my quick launch panel), nothing happens other than the quick launch panel disappears for a second then reappears. This is the case for most other apps, but not for Chrome (obviously).

Does anyone know of this issue or how I could go about fixing it? Really grateful for any help as stuck at work and can't actually do anything until I get this fixed!

EDIT: Used Alt+F2 to open the terminal, ran safe upgrade and then rebooted, but still having the same issue. As Ubuntu was booting, there was a "Broken pipe" message, which didn't stop the boot process but is still a bit worrying. I've run a file system check but this hasn't resolved the problem either.
Old 09-24-2010, 10:31 AM   #2
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Clicking it shouldn't be very different than starting it manually, so you can check Main Menu in Preferences, to see if the launcher properties are correct, although I can't imagine it not being correct...

(The command for the Terminal should be gnome-terminal offcourse)

Last edited by Beekman; 09-24-2010 at 10:32 AM. Reason: added the command


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