Software :: Tweak For Terminal Prompt ?

Mar 22, 2010

If u are usibg debaian or its derivative we can tweak out the terminal prompt. For example:


If you are interested in tweaking. open up the .bashrc file in your home directory and add these lines


replace this with :-) or any other thingy u can think of. 34 represents colour, in our case it is red. The result will be


This was seen in a book i read. if u have any doubt at all please post. i'm stll thinking of how i can remove the line saying "ubuntu@ubuntu" and just have "~$" at the prompt.

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Debian :: Gnome-tweak-terminal Don't Run Correctly

Feb 22, 2015

I am using Debian 7.8 64 bits and I have the following problem:

When I open by a root terminal the utility called "gnome-tweak-terminal" some errors are displayed in the respective terminal.

root@debian:/home/normal# gnome-tweak-tool
WARNING : Testing for expected AutostartCondition failed: Got (None)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtweak/", line 152, in uses_autostart_condition
return asc.split(" ", 1)[0] == autostart_type
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split'
WARNING : Error detecting shell

[Code] ....

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Jan 1, 2010

How do I get a terminal prompt?

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Apr 27, 2010

I was using ffmpeg and mencoder making a video of some jpgs of my grandson when something weird happened.I entered a chmod command and then all I got was ">" on the left side of the terminal.I closed the terminal and reopened it and got back to where I was at and ended up with the same thing.I can not enter exit or anything else. I just have to close it.Rebooting didn't even help it. Now I cannot enter other commands like an ffmpeg command.I was able to cd to where I wanted to go, but when I got there and tried about any command I ended up with a ">" prompt.

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Ubuntu :: Change Prompt In Terminal?

Oct 1, 2010

It appears to me that with the default .bashrc the user, computer, and working directory are shown in the title. If so, I see no need for that info in the prompt (space waster).

If this is always true, how do I change my prompt to simply "$" and the root prompt to simply "#"?

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Fedora :: Terminal Command Prompt Changed?

Jul 31, 2010

Ive just done a fresh install of F13, after an install of AMD Cat 10.7 screwed up my system.Although everything works, ive just noticed that when I open a terminal, instead of my username prompt, I now have "bash-4.1$".Firstly is this a problem? and if so how can I get my normal prompt back?

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Ubuntu :: Open Terminal From Command Prompt?

Oct 29, 2010

I want to open another terminal from typing a command to one terminal.
can anyone tell me a command for this..

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Ubuntu :: Change Prompt For Current Terminal Only?

Feb 7, 2011

I program in C with geany and two terminals open; one to compile and one to test the compiled program. The thing is that it's hard to the eyes to keep track of the messages and such when the terminal prompt is too long:

manos@manos-desktop:/media/Iomega1TB/Documents/UNI/Datastrukturer och Algoritmer/labbar/lab1$

How can I change that to something minimal? I don't want a permanent solution as all other times I want to be aware of the current path.

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General :: Command Prompt Missing In Terminal

Jul 15, 2010

Something unfortunate just happened. I was editing the bash file from my terminal and changed a source. After this I was no longer able to input commands for interpreting in the terminal.

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Jun 30, 2010

I can boot up ubuntu but it's just showing the default background, the login prompt won't come up. What do I do? Startx doesn't work in the terminal (ctrl-alt F1), it gives an error. I can log in as root (recovery mode) and startx works and the desktop comes up though.

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Ubuntu :: Customizing Terminal - Changing Prompt (Maverick / Gnome)

Jun 9, 2011

To flesh out my *nix capability, I create new identities and give them the functionality that I liked in previous ones. I've added the "open terminal here" script, which I find invaluable. Now I want to change the prompt. This is what the terminal does right now:
ITo run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

- Where do I go to shorten the prompt dramatically? I can't really think of a situation where a shorter prompt isn't better or color matters.
- How do I adios the 2 sentences that want to appear every time I open this terminal? I'm aware what sudo does.
- Instead, I would like the equivalent of a pwd command. Where would I put that?
- How do I get the output of this terminal to be simultaneously saved in a file. I do so much copying and pasting out of these terminals that I'm looking for easier ways to do it.

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CentOS 5 Server :: FreeNX - Cannot Get Shell Prompt In GNOME Terminal Window

Jun 9, 2010

I've created a brand new CentOS 5.4 (Final) 64bit machine AMI on Amazon EC2. This was based off an existing image. I was able to follow the wiki to add NX server. I am using WIN XP desktop for NX client.

I can connect to the EC2 machine and get the GNOME desktop fine. I see the usual CentOS desktop and poke around.


I expected to open the Terminal window and get a shell prompt to su into root user (I need to be root to install some software that needs GUI). I do not want to install this from my plain SSH connection to EC2 (hence the NX server etc.).

When I open the Terminal window, all I get is the NX>105 prompt. I need to get to a shell prompt so I can su into root. For life of me, I cannot get around this prompt (I looked at NX documentation too). Note that this is a prompt NOT on client but on the remote machine. I do not need this as I'm already authenticated and logged in to remote GNOME desktop.

Obviously the TERMINAL is running some NX start up script (I've no idea which one). If there is some other way to sudo into root?

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General :: Terminal Prompt Text Becomes Black When Connecting To Ubuntu With Nomachine NX Client?

Sep 24, 2010

I'm using Nomachine NX client for Windows to remotely connect to my Ubuntu.Every now and then I experience a strange phenomena: the text in the prompt of all open terminal windows becomes black, so it can't be viewed over the black background. Typed commands are also black, but the results are in normal colors. So I can run stuff, but can't see what I'm typing...After I close all open terminal windows and start a new terminal window, everything goes back to normal.

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Installation :: Ubuntu Boots To Terminal Type Prompt / Command To Start Gnome From That?

May 26, 2010

Since upgrading ubuntu boots to a prompt rather than logging into gnome. has anyone run into this? what can I do to fix this?
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.4.
does anyone know the command to start gnome from the prompt?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 - Wouldn't Load Just Brought Up The GRUB Loader With A Terminal Prompt

Nov 22, 2010

I just got a Tablet PC, and I installed Ubuntu on it. But, problem is, I tried to install 10.10, and it would install properly, but it wouldn't load, just brought up the GRUB loader with a terminal prompt. I ended up having to install 7.04, and it works great. but I'd like to upgrade it.

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Red Hat :: Command Line Prompt But Not The Correct Bash Prompt?

Feb 2, 2011

I'm running Red Hat Linux 5.4 on HP DL580 server with 16 processors and 64 GB of RAM. I'm connecting to the server remotely through SSH. after entering the password, it takes time to return the command line, if I click ctrl+c during this time, I'll have the command line prompt but not the correct bash prompt (I have to run bash to pass to my correct prompt).I tried to install Apache on the server, ./configure took 4 hours to finish instead of 1 or two minutes, Oracle installation same behavior. Server Disks are mirrored using RAID controller.

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Jul 8, 2010

in xfce desktop >> when i try and run "disk management" >> it gives me a "not allowed" message >> How can I use su (root) with "disk management" (in the gui) without the "command prompt-terminal" window?

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May 10, 2010

I,m running ubuntu 10.04 and prior to that have ran a Linux op system for about a year now. I,m thinking its time to clean up amd tweak my PC. Any ideas how I can do this? In the other operating a defrag and :c drive "Clean Up" seemed to worked.

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Jan 12, 2011

How to install Ubuntu tweak?

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Mar 15, 2010

I used ubuntu tweak to change where my default folders are (im dual booted with windows 7 and most of my data is still in them folders), but now after logging back in and going to my home folder ("dan"), all of the original folders have gone, and appeared strangely on the desktop.

I dont know if i accidently messed with some other settings but is there any way I can restore this all back to how it was then have another go at the "tweaking"?

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Oct 10, 2010

Will Ubuntu Tweak work with 10.10?

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Nov 9, 2010

I have a computer running 8.04.4. After a large number of updates, I can no longer run ubuntu-tweak correctly. The program states "This feature is only available in Gnome Desktop Environment" on most of the items.I am POSITIVE that I am running the Gnome desktop.Also, when I reload the repositories I receive the following error:Code:W: GPG error: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available NO_PUBKEY (then a hexadecimal number)

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Ubuntu :: Tweak Is Taking Over System

Mar 14, 2011

If I try to use any other package or software management tool this is what it tells me, basically I think that ubuntu tweek has taken over and will not allow anything to update the system any more pls help?

Check if you are currently running another software management tool, e.g. Synaptic or aptitude. Only one tool is allowed to make changes at a time.

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Debian :: What The Package Cleaner Does In Ubuntu Tweak

Jul 6, 2010

I would like to be able to do what the package cleaner does in Ubuntu Tweak. What sort of command line magic is needed to clear unused config files, old kernels, cache and packages?

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Feb 5, 2009

once that you set a desktop wallpaper its the same for all the workspaces. now how to tweak that so that i can set a different wallpaper for every other workspace?

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Fedora :: Tweak Speed Of Broadband Connection?

Feb 11, 2011

Will this work in Fedora also to tweak the speed of broadband connection? [URL]

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Ubuntu :: Tweak Crashes On Startup In Kubuntu 10.04

Jul 30, 2010

The program crashes immediately after displaying the splash screen with the following error:

File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-tweak", line 109, in <module>from ubuntutweak.mainwindow import MainWindowFile "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/", line 148, in <module>File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ubuntutweak/modules/", line 27,


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Ubuntu :: Tweak Doesn't Have The Option Startup?

Oct 19, 2010

Ubuntu-Tweak doesn't have the option Startup which includesSession ManagerSession Control and few other options are not there. I am running the latest version available to download. I remember having all those menus in lucid.for a better difference comparison see the menus in the ubuntu tweak homepage with mine....

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Ubuntu :: Tweak Doesn't Have All The Menus Listed?

Oct 19, 2010

consider reading this [URL]..Ubuntu-Tweak doesn't have the option Startup which includes Session Manager Session Control and few other options are not there. I am running the latest version available to download. I remember having all those menus in lucid. for a better difference comparison see the menus in the ubuntu tweak homepage [URL] can I get these option back. here is the error I get when I run Ubuntu Tweak from terminal

ERROR:dbus.proxies:Introspect error on :1.142:/com/ubuntu_tweak/daemon: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.141" (uid=1000 pid=16550 comm="/usr/bin/python) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable" member="Introspect" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.142" (uid=0 pid=16560 comm="/usr/bin/python))

Update: I installed the same deb on another computer and that has nothing wrong. all the menus are listed fine.

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Ubuntu :: Gnome-tweak-tool Not Working?

Jun 17, 2011

I have ubuntu 11.04 installed with gnome3. Some days ago (after a regular update) I notice some applications not running.

Here is an example of the error message:


~$ gnome-tweak-tool
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/gnome-tweak-tool", line 21, in <module>
gi.require_version("Gtk", "3.0")


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