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Old 06-15-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
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terminal crash

I was trying (fiddling)to open etc/fstab file and it looks like it is empty now (1 byte). That is all i did.

Then i open a terminal it says cant open child ....and terminal fails to give a prompt. The terminal doesnt work at all .
Old 06-15-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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Which distro is this?
Which terminal (I am assuming the distro default terminal...)

If you have rebooted OK, then /etc/fstab (note leading slash) exists.

Have you tried opening another terminal and running other commands?
What happens when you try to run a script?
What was the exact wording of the error, and what exactly produces it?


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