Re: terminal disappears

On date Friday 2007-11-09 08:51:22 -0500, Lowell Thomas gnomed:
> Hi,
> I'm an experienced C/C++ developer with a little UNIX experience years ago,
> but a complete newbie to Linux and GNOME. I just installed Debian 4.0r1 with
> gnome 2.14.3 and I'm having trouble with the terminal. Problem one, is that
> it does not seem to run the .bash_profile script at start up. Problem two,
> is that I shot myself in the foot experimenting with fixing it. I modified
> some parameters in the terminal profile (I don't remember which, but I
> modified some check boxes) and now it just flashes on and immediately exits
> before I can undo my changes. I can get a root terminal, but not my user
> terminal. Any help would be appreciated.


I think you messed up with the configuration of the terminal, since
it's wrong it nicely crash without to say nothing (one of the nicest
things of the GUI), since the user is supposed to know nothing.

You coud try to individuate the exact conf files for the terminal
you're using (gnome-terminal I suppose), check in some directory like
~/.gnome or ~/.gnome2 or maybe ~/.config, maybe someone in this list
can help, then delete them and the application should restore its
default setting on the next start.

HTH, regards.
Stefano Sabatini
Linux user number 337176 (see

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