Ubuntu :: Opening Applications In Terminal?

Aug 20, 2010

I use terminal a lot. Sometimes I would like to open up applications, like start reading a pdf. But when I do

$ evince foo.pdf
(actually I use zathura to read pdfs now , but anyway...)


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Ubuntu :: Opening Specific Applications On Corresponding WorkSpaces?

Oct 18, 2010

I have a lot of application scheduled to load at startup (GoldenDict, Tomboy Notes, Evolution Mail, Liferea, etc.) and I'd like some of them to appear on the workspaces different from the default. I have Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome and Compiz effects. Is there a way to do this without a lot of mess?

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Ubuntu :: Slow Performance When Opening Applications

Sep 1, 2011

Had Ubuntu running for about 4 days now and ive noticed its running quite slow.

Takes about 7-9 seconds to open Chromium and my home folder and about 15 to open minecraft :S

I got a:
AMD athlon II X2 p340
8gb of ddr3 1066mhz

I researched into this and found people saying IPv6 issue but it didnt resolve my issue.

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Ubuntu :: Opening Multiple Applications With One Keyboard Shortcut?

Aug 21, 2010

I would like to open multiple applications with one keyboard shortcut but don't get it running. When I add (open "System" > "Preference" > "Keyboard Shortcuts"; clicked "Add" ) a new shortcut and enter many commands in the "Command" field e.g. "gnome-terminal & xeyes" only the first application is started. I also tried to set up a shell script that contains the application calls and then use "gnome-terminal -x "sh /path/to/the/script.sh" but then I get the error message "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal".

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Ubuntu :: Unity: Opening Applications In Fullscreen Without Top Menu Bar?

Apr 30, 2011

Is there a script or command to open apps in full screen (hiding the menu bar and launch pad?). Firefox's fullscreen mode does this, i'm tryiing to do the same thing with Netflix running on "Vmware Vmplayer Unity"

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Ubuntu :: Opening Files From External Storage Devices From Within Applications?

May 3, 2010

Running various applications, including Open Office, I need to open files from my external hard drive, from within said application itself. But the file menus for all my applications list only the files of my primary hard drive, and I can't look at other drives. Surely there must be some way to do this.

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Ubuntu :: Opening Applications (only Gnome-terminals) In Defined Workspace?

Aug 18, 2010

Ideally I would like to set a keyboard shortcut to open a set of applications. The applications (mainly different gnome-terminals) should be opened in different, previously defined workspaces. I had a look around but could not find a simple solution (maybe it could be done in devilspie but I would like to avoid that).If I limit myself only to gnome-terminal and instead of using the keyboard shortcuts call the application in the shell the placement of the terminal can be done by using "--geometry" (see "man gnome-terminal" and "man X") e.g. "gnome-terminal --geometry 50x20+200+300". wmcrtl show me that my 6 workspaces are treated as one desktop (my interpretation - maybe wrong):

$ wmctrl -d
0 * DG: 7680x1024 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,1 1280x1023 Desk 1


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General :: Imitate OS X Behavior Of Opening Applications In System?

Mar 3, 2011

Is there a way to imitate OS X behavior of opening applications in Linux?

For example: Assume that I already have Firefox open. In OS X it is very easy to open that window from console (it is the default, using open -a firefox).

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Slackware :: Mime Type Error Opening Dolphin And Other Kde 4.4 Applications

Feb 11, 2010

I did a clean installation of KDE 4.4 Alien bob`s packages and when I open the dolphin, for example, appears this error:

The icons and directories are all on blank...

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Ubuntu :: Startup Script Opening Terminal?

Jan 1, 2010

Ive got a simple bash script that basically just displays a couple lines of text and a random quote. In startup applications, I made "gnome-terminal --full-screen" open up and in the profile preferences of gnome-terminal I made it run my startup script. There are two problems though.(1) At startup, 2 terminals are opened (one fullscreen, one not fullscreen)(2) By bash script runs and keeps on running (how do I get it to display another input line?)

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Ubuntu :: Opening Firefox In New Window From Terminal

Feb 15, 2010

I like to alias my firefox commands so I can open up mutiple pages at once. This works great. firefox [URL]

But if I have firefox already up and running it will open as tabs of the firefox I already have running. How can I open the multiple pages in a new window in this case?

- Using -no-remote could work, but I would have to make a whole different firefox profile for each set of pages, not really a solution. - Also tried setting it to a particular display and it opened as a tab again. ie. firefox [URL] -display=":0.0"

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Ubuntu :: Terminal Closes Immediately Upon Opening?

Feb 9, 2011

I really can't say what I did that may have triggered this problem. I've been trying to setup remote access through SSH but that's about it. Haven't changed any settings in a bit though. I downloaded Konsole and it closes immediately as well.

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Ubuntu :: Opening Current Directory In Nautilus From Terminal?

May 20, 2010

Like the title says, I want to be able to open the directory I'm browsing in nautilus.To clarify this, as I barely understand what I said, I'll give an example.

cd ~/what/ever/this/is/complex/path
Hmmm.... A lot of files in here with long complex names and I only want to move certain ones..... Better open it in nautilus with my handy dandy script/alias!

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Ubuntu :: Call A .sh Script Without Directly Opening The Terminal?

Nov 22, 2010

I need to call a .sh script without directly opening the terminal. Is possible to do so writing and compiling a script (e.g. Java or Python) so when I double click it, it opens a terminal window and runs the .sh automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Open Folder Opening Terminal Instead Of Nautilus

Apr 29, 2011

I just upgraded from Maverick 10.10 to 11.04 64-bit and I have the following problem: every program that provides an "open file or folder" function such as synapse -> open folder, firefox downloads open folder, deluge open, instead of opening nautilus in the desired folder (default behavior of 10.10), it just opens a gnome-terminal.

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Fedora :: Gnome Terminal Not Opening ?

Jun 1, 2011

I tried to run


Command automatically in gnome terminal, when i open it. so i changed the setting in edit->profile preferences->title and the command->command section. now when i open the terminal,command is running successfully.afterwards terminal is closed automatically. how to open my terminal prompt.with the sl program running and not closed..

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Fedora :: Error While Opening Terminal ?

Oct 25, 2010

Whenever I open the Terminal using the shortcut, I get the following error.


I understand that it is a misspelt word (report). But I didn't type that command in the past. And why it is coming up EVERY time I open the Terminal.

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Ubuntu :: Got Possible Nautilus Error When Opening Gedit From Terminal / Sort It?

Apr 25, 2010

I received this odd error when opening gedit from the terminal . gedit opened, but this error worries me code...

After changing the hostname, you need to reboot your machine. That fixed it

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Ubuntu :: Error - Cannot Open Display - 0 - When Opening Any GTK Application From The Terminal

May 13, 2011

For awhile I have had this issue with the command line and every time I try to complete any command that requires GTK graphics, It always returns the error "Error: cannot open display: 0:" The "EXPORT display" command that I normally use to fix this issue is not working. The only issue that I can think might be the cause for this could be my upgrade to natty (which was in fact a clean installation), or when I edited plymouth so that the startup and shutdown animations would match my laptop's native resolution (by the way I would also appreciate it if I could do the same with the startup animation, only the shutdown really works). If anybody know how I could resolve this issue I would greatly appreciate it. Oh and for specifics on my machine, I am using an ASUS N82 with an NVIDIA GEFORCE GT335M graphics card, running Ubuntu 11.04.

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OpenSUSE :: Opening Terminal When Viewing A Folder?

Jun 27, 2010

I used to be able to open a terminal when viewing a folder and the terminal would automatically be in that directory so all I would have to do is type the command. Now, it doesn't seem to work like that. No matter what folder I'm viewing within Konquerer or Dolphin, the terminal is always at the /home folder no matter what. Can I change this behavior and set it to the way it used to work on my old system? (SuSE 10.0)

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General :: Error Opening Terminal - Xterm ?

Jul 15, 2010

Error opening terminal : xterm

While start nano editor in terminal

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CentOS 5 :: VNC Server - Terminal Window Always Opening?

Sep 24, 2010

When I VNC into my CentOS server I am always met with the usual GUI and an annoying terminal window. If I try to close the terminal window it reappears immediately. I can only minimize it to the taskbar. Am I missing a simple setting to disable this?

Here is my xstartup file:

# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc


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Fedora :: Opening Gnome-terminal - To Be Performed Only At Login

Jan 17, 2011

I have a 'special script' in my .bashrc file, which I want to be performed only at Login. When I open a terminal (through a gnome launcher <gnome-terminal> as the command) it unfortunately sources .bashrc.

Hence the opening of the terminal runs the 'special script' again.

How can I instruct .bashrc not to do something except when and only when I am logging in? I found a segment of code which is supposed to do what I want but I am not sure of how it works.


Will this work to put my 'special script' in to ensure that it only runs when it is a login script and not when it is a simple launcher terminal opening?

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General :: Displays Error Opening Terminal : Xterm

Jul 16, 2010

I am new in Linux,i build nano editor on Linux,it compile successfully but when i open in terminal then error displays "Error opening terminal : Xterm" while nano help is running successfully.

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General :: Launch Screen As First Program When Opening Terminal?

Jun 14, 2011

I want to launch the screen program by default and automatically every time that I open the bash terminal. How can I set this in terminal? I'm using lxterminal - terminal for lxde desktop environment.

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General :: Opening Files In Text Editor From The Terminal

Mar 7, 2010

Using ubuntu 9.10

If I'm in a terminal window, and I open a file by typing eg :

It opens as a blank document... I know it has text in it though!

I've tried with other files and also with nano so it's not just a problem with a particular file.

How do I view the current contents of the file so I can then edit it?

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Slackware :: 13.1 - Firefox 3.6.6 Not Opening - No Terminal Info Output

Jun 28, 2010

Firefox does not open under any circumstances, it's allocated in the memory and has it's process ids, but the browser is not opened at all. There's not terminal output when ran in terminal, no dmesg, debug..., nothing.

The only info I could give:

Terminal try:



So, I really don't know what's happening, if someone have some light to shed, I'd be glad.

Slackware 13.1 32-bit x86, package is mozilla-firefox-3.6.6-i686-1.

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Debian Multimedia :: Gnome-terminal Doesn't Reset Cwd When Opening New Tab

Sep 7, 2015

After a recent Debian 8 update, I notice a new problem with the Gnome-Terminal. When you open a new tab or window, whatever is the cwd of the current tab becomes the cwd of the new tab or window. This always used to reset to ~, which is what I want. Is this a new "feature" and if I can disable it?

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General :: Gnome-terminal: Preserve Symlinks Of Working Directory When Opening New Tab?

Aug 31, 2010

If I'm using gnome-terminal in a working directory whose path includes symlinks and I open a new tab, the symlinks will be expanded to their destinations in the working directory of the new tab.

Is there any way to preserve the symlinks when opening a new tab?

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General :: Error Opening Terminal - Edit Sudoers File By Typing Visudo

Nov 13, 2010

Recently I migrated from Ubuntu to Debian, first thing i wanted to do was to give myself sudo permissions and lock the roir account. By default sudo group don't have permissions to do this on debian, so i wanted to edit sudoers file by typing visudo. But i keep getting this
error: Error opening terminal: vanilla How can i solve this.

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