General :: Terminal Emulator For GNOME With Display Features Like Mac OS X Terminal?

Mar 5, 2011

Is there a terminal emulator which works well in an Ubuntu desktop and provides the following features which Mac OS X's Terminal application has? Re-wrapping text when the window is resized.A Clear¯ command which clears scrollback (as the shell clear does not) and does not clear the cursor's line (typically containing a prompt).

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Ubuntu :: X-terminal-emulator Vs Gnome-terminal?

Jul 21, 2010

Are x-terminal-emulator and gnome-terminal different in any way? I noticed when I when I put those commands in my terminal they both opened the gnome-terminal.

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Debian :: Termcap And Terminfo - Terminal And Terminal Emulator Not Available

Jan 15, 2011

I'm looking for some information about termcap and terminfo... I've got some, but the problem is that some things confuse me... I thought every terminal and terminal emulator should be there, but many of the terminal emulators I use are not there.. Is this different between distributions?

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General :: Terminal Emulator - Output ?

Jan 10, 2011

What is the output of "date -u +%jXfce|sha256sum|sed 's/W//g'" if you run it in a terminal emulator?

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General :: Terminal Emulator Have The Similar Function That Can Be Run ?

Feb 2, 2010

We use Netterm as terminal emulator on windows , it works fine , is there any terminal emulator have the similar function that can be run on Linux ?

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General :: Getting Terminal Emulator With Custom Scripts And Hotkey Support?

Oct 16, 2010

I need a terminal application for linux with support for custom scripts and support to bind this scripts for hotkeys.For example I login into computers hundreds times a day. I don't want to write login and password, but to press a hotkey (Ctrl + Z for example) to automate this process. [input login, press Enter, input password, press enter, input some command...]

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General :: Redefine The Way ANSI Colors Are Shown In A Terminal Emulator?

Jun 8, 2011

I'd like to redefine the actual colors that ANSI escape sequences show, i.e. I'd like to personalize what "light red" means and render it as, say, orange. Is there any terminal emulator that works under linux that allows me to do this? how?

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Ubuntu :: Display Asian Characters In Gnome-terminal?

Dec 31, 2010

I am having issues with displaying Asian characters when using the $ tree command. I have tried changing it via Terminal -> Set character Encoding -> Unicode (UTF-8.) in terminal options.I have also tried changing it to various other Asian encodings as well.Asian characters do display correctly in Pcman, Firefox, Leafpad and Terminal if I open Terminal from Pcman. When I try the command


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Ubuntu :: Display Title Of Running Program When Using Gnome-terminal?

Feb 12, 2011

Usually I open 5 terminals. And since each of those 5 terminals prints it's tile as: "username@username-laptop: ~" It becomes very hard to see what is what. So, I would like my terminal to always change it's title automatically to the program that I am currently using.
So, if I type "irssi", the title of my gnome-terminal-window, should change to: "irssi" for example.

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Debian Multimedia :: Gnome-terminal Does Not Read Terminal Sizes From Gconf

Jan 24, 2011

gnome-terminal from the Debian squeeze does not use the 'default_size_columns' and 'default_size_rows' from the /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/ folder of gconf.

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Ubuntu :: Bash Broken, Lost Functionality In Terminal (gnome-terminal)?

Dec 10, 2010

Linux-goers. I did some research on this, but I am still fairly new to Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), I accidentally overwrote my "/bin/bash" file. Dude, using "sudo" with a small typo can work disasters. Bash is now broken in the Terminal (gnome-terminal). Terminal itself still works fine, technically, but bash is still hosed/broken. Here is what I did to try to fix it: Booted from Ubuntu 10.10 live CD. Mounted my Ubuntu partition and manually copied the good/fresh "bash" file onto my hard drive. Verified copy was successful. Didn't help, as you see. Reinstalled "gnome-terminal" using synaptic package manager. Tried to reinstall bash via synaptic, it failed with error, "E: /var/cache/apt/archives/bash_4.1-2ubuntu4_i386.deb: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 2"

In Terminal, all basic commands work as far as I can tell. ("ls", "pwd", navigation, etc.) Here are some problems:My "username@computername" does not display in the prompt; only the $ sign. Bash keyboard shortcuts such as uparrow and tab do not work. Instead, each inserts a key code. I can't even move the cursor left/right. Aliases (a function of bash and .bashrc) are broken, of course. My sanity level decreases when I use Terminal now. For what it's worth, even with "sudo" I get a "permission denied" error when trying to run Google Chrome! I read something about a ".bashrc" file being a possible problem, but I don't know how to make it work, or the file's proper locations in Ubuntu 10.10. Is there something I can do with a "make" or "apt-get install" command or something?? Could this simply be a permissions problem? Is the link to "/bin/bash", "/bin/sh", or a ".bashrc" file broken? Guide me, oh Linux gurus.

P.S. I always wondered what exactly bash was and how it was different from the basic terminal. LoL, this is an excellent way to demonstrate the difference, and I WANT IT BACK!

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Software :: Terminal Emulator Using SDL

Mar 3, 2011

It would be great if there was a terminal emulator application that used SDL.

Basically all I want to do is open a terminal, however, this is on an embedded device, and the only form of output available to me is the linux framebuffer (or ssh/serial, but I want to use the LCD). I have SDL installed already.

Actually, if there is an application that uses the framebuffer device directly, that would be fine too. I just think its odd that there are so many terminal emulators already, but none of them use SDL.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Turn On Terminal Bell In Gnome-terminal Using Remote Screen Session With Irssi

Nov 6, 2010

I'm using 10.04, and gnome-terminal GNOME Terminal 2.30.2 . I have irssi running on screen session on remote host. And I've been struggling for quite many days to configure it to produce either visual feedback or ring terminal's bell when I receive a private message or one of those that are highlighted.

My compiz settings window in General tab has 'Audible bell' checked.

My GNOME terminal has 'Terminal bell' checked.

I also added 'set bell-style audible' to my ~/.inputrc

And I also tried to manually load pcspkr module into my kernel.

No of the above helped or at least I haven't been able to notice any difference.

I also used some commands for irssi to produce bell sign.

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Slackware :: Profiles For X Terminal Emulator ?

Jan 21, 2010

Is there a way to set up profiles for X terminal emulator such as one can do with konsole? and if so, can they be configured to launch at xfce startup?

Tab called "mutt".
When tab is opened, mutt is started.
Tab starts when xfce starts terminal emulator.

1)Using slack 13.0
2)Comfortable with command line, vim and command line tools.
3)Python programmer (and some shell)

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Fedora :: Set XTERM As Defaut Terminal Emulator ?

Sep 2, 2011

Ho can I set XTERM as Defaut Terminal Emulator on F15 running Gnome 3?

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OpenSUSE :: Supports Wyse 50 Terminal Emulator?

Mar 31, 2010

I have an OpenBSD server and I access i'm trying to access it via serial port with a Opensuse computer. I have been using Minicom but its 2 emulation types (vt102 and ANSI) Dont seem to be working for me. Is there a terminal emulator for linux that supports wyse50? That would be best.

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Debian :: Launch X-terminal-emulator With Profile?

Dec 31, 2009

I'm trying to launch a root terminal with a profile preloaded, but I'm not yet used to the way gnome handles its syntax, so the default link to root terminal has me confused:


gksu -D Terminal -- env -u ORBIT_SOCKETDIR /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator

Apparently, the method using gnome-terminal is to add a trailing



but this did not work, probably because in this case I'm not calling directly on gnome's terminal.

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Software :: Full Featured UTF-8 Terminal Emulator ?

Jun 15, 2010

Afull-featured unicode terminal emulator, if you know any.

Some notes on terminals I've tried:mlterm, konsolesupports BiDi, but displays accents incorrectly;

i.e. a string like "pkt" (7 unicode chars) somehow confuses these terminals

Rendering engine does not matter; I'd appreciate anything: QT, GTK+, Tk/Tcl, etc...

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Slackware :: KDE Terminal Emulator / Konsole Bitch

Mar 1, 2011

I know this is strictly a KDE problem, but I don't want to create another account anywhere and get the KDE spam, etc.

But if anybody who reads this list has the ear of (or is) a KDE person, a minor bitch with KDE in 13.0 and 13.1 is that if you were using Konsole terminals at the time of shutting down KDE, when next you start KDE, it replaces them with Terminal Emulators.

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Slackware :: Terminal Emulator Has Stopped Working

Jul 10, 2011

Setting up my slackware system for prime use, i downloaded robby's xfce 4.8 package and upgraded xfce 4.6. Later i downloaded slackpkg and upgraded all my packages for the first time. When i did a restart, xfce 4.8 had gone back to xfce 4.6. I just went back to the directory where i was storing all the xfce 4.8 files and did the upgrade again, it worked; now for some reason though my terminal emulator no longer works, as regular user and root. I get an eroor saying, failed to execute terminal emulator. Input/output error.

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Debian Multimedia :: Xcompmgr 'master' - Rounded Window Borders Don't Draw And Redraw Properly When Using The Terminal (gnome-terminal And The LXDE And Xfce Ones)

Aug 26, 2011

I find xcompmgr more than adequate for making a desktop look pretty modern, and I don't like the more extravagentCompiz gimmicks - but there is one thing that irritates when using xcompmgr which someone here might have worked round.

Rounded window borders don't draw and redraw properly when using the Terminal (gnome-terminal and the LXDE and Xfce ones) or system monitor and moving them from their default place. You get this little white botch at the corners. I'm not massively technical and I'm ambivalent about how much more I want to learn as I have plenty of creative outlets already, but I would like to solve this. Somehow xcompmgr is treating these programs as a different class? It's capable of drawing the window borders properly as it is just these two programs that get botched. Possibly this doesn't get noticed as maybe people usually use xcompmgr with openbox and LXDE and their square window borders. I did do a search but there was nothing matching what I saw.

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Software :: Desktop / Terminal Emulator And Drop Down Console

Jun 22, 2009

I want to leave KDE (too bloated, got less than 300-400 megs free mem of 4G, mostly consumed by kde&friends) and I need some lightweight replacements for:

1. Desktop: lightweight, highly configurable, with utilities out of the box for: window switching (i.e. fluxbox doesn't have it and it makes me nuts), run command (usually alt+f2, I'm very used to it), virtual desktops.

2. Terminal Emulator: konsole is a very comfortable tool, highly customizable and I like it very much, but again it's very resource expensive. What do I need: no cursor blinking (gnome developers, why do you think it's comfortable? it's killing people), multitab,
utf support, shortcuts customization.

3. And probably a drop-down console like yakuake or tilda (both are consuming too much resources). Requirements are the same as for terminal emulator.

I've spent a week trying to find something fitting this requirements and found nothing.

What I've tried:
fluxbox, openbox, blackbox and other *box:
1. No window switching dialog
2. Awful run dialog (had to hack it so it reports at least something)
3. No window highlights in tray
4. Lots of problems with window focus minor:
- some awkward position dialog on window movement
- hardly customizable - need to change configs. (yes, I want this to be done via mouse and configuration dialog because it is easier and faster)

1. looks like a time traveler from 80's
2. problems with window switching
3. no run dialog (had to make it work with grun)
1. hardly customizable

Terminal emulators:
lxterminal - mostly ok:
1. awful blinking cursor
2. I've got ctrl-shift mapped to language switching and I'm very used to it.

Tried to hack it: cursor - np, key bindings - bunch of problems, I don't know why, but GDK_CONTROL_MASK | GDK_MOD1_MASK doesn't work = tried to find some widget for setting accelerator keys - no luck.

eterm - very nice:
1. no multitabbing that sux...
mrxvt - the best, but doesn't have a utf support

A bunch of other libvte-based terminals with the same bugs:
1. No configuration options (that stupid cursor blinking and keybindings are hardcoded)

Drop down:
1. tilda - too heavy, no key bindings customization
2. yakuake - the best, but too heavy
3. yeahconsole - didn't even start with screams: 10 XError request

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Slackware :: Kick Off Dolphin From Terminal Emulator Inside KDE

Apr 8, 2010

I try to kick off dolphin from regular user account after executing "su -" from terminal emulator inside KDE, but got a error:


Is this something to do with xwindow authorization?

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General :: Determine What Gnome Desktop Number A Gnome Terminal Is Connected To?

Apr 29, 2010

In KDE's Konsole, I can do the following from the terminal:

dcop kwin KWinInterface currentDesktop

And it will tell me which desktop my terminal is connected to ( per [URL])

How can I determine what desktop number the current gnome terminal in a gnome session is connected to?

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General :: Export Display From A Terminal To A Windows PC?

Aug 20, 2011

Exporting display from a Linux terminal to a Linux desktop is easy; you do the following:

On (localPC):

xhost +

On (remotePC):

export DISPLAY= <br/>

The Firefox window appears on my localPC. In the above case both PCs are Linux.

Can I similarly export the Linux display to a Windows PC? In the above example, localPC would be Windows and remotePC would be Linux.

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General :: Write File And Display In Terminal At Same Time

Sep 30, 2010

How can we write a file and display in terminal at the same time. Like for example, when I do..
php -f file.php > testfile
That should save right.. but I want to display it in terminal otherwise.

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General :: GUI Desktop Display Distorted After Entering Virtual Terminal

Sep 18, 2009

I am having an issue with my GUI desktop display. I switched from the desktop to a virtual terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F2. Upon returning to the GUI desktop (Ctrl+Alt+F7), my display is all garbled up. I tried changing the resolutions, and it does not make a difference. I tried rebooting and the display is still bad.

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General :: How To Map # To ~ In Gnome-terminal

Nov 14, 2010

The ~ key of my laptop is broken, now I am seeking a method to map the # to it? How could I do it?

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General :: Make Linux Terminal Transparent With Terminal Command?

May 10, 2010

Is it possible to make terminal (xfce4-terminal) transparent from bash script?

Maybe by enabling compostion?

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General :: Launch A Terminal By Clicking On The Terminal Icon At The Top Of The Screen

Apr 22, 2010

I have a favorite REXX program called fv2. When I was a Windows user I had an icon for fv2 on the Quick Launch bar. Click that icon, and the program ran. Now, as a Linux (Ubuntu) user it is necessary to go through several steps to run fv2.

1) Launch a terminal by clicking on the terminal icon at the top of the screen. What's that area called? The GNOME panel?
2) Enter: ~/Desktop/RexxScripts
3) Enter: regina fv2

I run fv2 several times per day and would really like to have the convenience of a clickable icon.

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