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I'm on a laptop running 11.10 and decided to upgrade to 12.04 I do and every thing is running fine except when I open a terminal window I get a completely black terminal no cursor no prompt, nothing, if I type nothing shows up no commands seem to be accepted.

any Ideas?
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not really. try launching, or if its not there, installing xterm and seeing if that works
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I'm on a laptop running 11.10 and decided to upgrade to 12.04 I do and every thing is running fine except when I open a terminal window I get a completely black terminal no cursor no prompt, nothing, if I type nothing shows up no commands seem to be accepted.
any Ideas?

Press [ctl]+[alt]+[f1] then log in there. Does that hang as well?

If so, then it's a problem with your user profile: Go into a file manager and click whatever option it has to view hidden files. In your home directory you'll have some files named .bashrc and other similar named with the word 'bash' in. Rename them by adding a bespoke extension, ie rename .bashrc to .bashrc.dontload    Do the same rename technique for .profile (if it exists).

edit: ffs [size] doesn't work on this buggy PoS forum; despite having a drop down menu for it
Edited by Plan9 - 11/27/12 at 7:01am
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not really. try launching, or if its not there, installing xterm and seeing if that works

I'm not sure what launching is and I'm unsure how to install xterm with out terminal.
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Press [ctl]+[alt]+[f1] then log in there. Does that hang as well?
If so, then it's a problem with your user profile: Go into a file manager and click whatever option it has to view hidden files. In your home directory you'll have some files named .bashrc and other similar named with the word 'bash' in. Rename them by adding a bespoke extension, ie rename .bashrc to .bashrc.dontload    Do the same rename technique for .profile (if it exists).
edit: ffs [size] doesn't work on this buggy PoS forum; despite having a drop down menu for it

nope does not hang there, though it keeps saying login incorrect when I'm certain my user name and password are correct...this is the same one I'd login to the computer or SU with right?
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ok so I've got xterm working...still what is linux without terminal?
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ok so I've got xterm working...still what is linux without terminal?

xterm is a terminal. if it fully works, it might not be bashrc
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create another account, log into that one, see if the problem is there as well, if not, go back to your account, open up nautilus, click view -> show hidden files, find the folder called ".gconf", enter it, browser to /apps/gnome-terminal, delete the contents in there, and open up terminal again.

 

 

if it exist in another account, does your terminal look like this:

 

 

 

700

 

 

if so, click on file -> new profile, base it on 'default', and set up your style in there that you want it to have. (if you are in unity, the menu bar is most likely global, so the image above would look slightly different, and those menus will be in the menu bar at the top of the screen).


Edited by Transhour - 11/27/12 at 11:46am
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