Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Potsdam, NY
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 201

Rep: Reputation: 30
Question about Nautilus and GNOME-terminal

When using Nautilus, how do I change the Location Bar from boxes that I click on to bring me to folders, to one where I an just type in the address? Also, in gnome-terminal, how do I change it to say "username@hostname:~$"? Right now it says "bash-3.00$". I am using GNOME 2.12.0 and can not figure these things out. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-27-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Ireland
Distribution: LFS, SuSE, Debian, gentoo
Posts: 93

Rep: Reputation: 15
Nautilus problem: View -> Location Bar
or perhaps View -> Reset View to Defaults................. I think this is what you mean anyway

gnome-terminal problem:

type in the following: hostname -v <the hostname that you want> ..... it should automatically put the username in front of it then ( you have to be root to do this)
Old 09-27-2005, 06:00 PM   #3
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Potsdam, NY
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 201

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Unfortunatly, neither of those worked... =[

In Nautilus, the Location bar is already checked...

In gnome-terminal, i ran that command it it still says "bash-3.00$".

Last edited by darkarcon2015; 09-27-2005 at 06:10 PM.
Old 02-12-2006, 07:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: May 2003
Location: Columbus, OH
Distribution: DIYSlackware
Posts: 1,914

Rep: Reputation: 52
To restore the address bar for the current running nautilus window:


To make it permanent:

Open Applications->System Tools -> Configuration Editor (gconf-editor)
find the entry
and click the checkbox


Your bash prompt name is ussually stored in /etc/profile in the form of a PS1 variable...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gnome-terminal and nautilus cant run wrytin Linux - Software 0 04-21-2005 04:53 AM
Gnome Nautilus compile failed in [nautilus-printer.lo] chunlee Linux - Software 5 01-24-2005 04:57 PM
GNOME - Nautilus question caps_phisto Linux - General 1 12-09-2004 12:40 PM
Nautilus (or some other FM) to terminal window? exitsfunnel Linux - Software 2 05-07-2004 01:30 AM
behaviour of echo with ? (the question mark) in gnome-terminal fsbooks Programming 1 01-08-2004 12:41 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration