Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1003847
Can't get gnome-terminal display bash prompt under xfce4
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:02:21 EST
Description of problem:
When typing in "$ gnome-terminal --command 'bash -l -i'", can't get bash prompt when under xfce4 desktop but succeeds under Gnome desktop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest F19 RPMs installed as of Tuesday, September 3.
Always under xfce4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. login under xfce desktop
2. start aterm --loginShell
3. type in $ gnome-terminal --command 'bash -l -i'
4. logout from xfce desktop
5. login under Gnome desktop
6. start aterm --loginShell
7. type in $ gnome-terminal --command 'bash -l -i'
8. logout from Gnome desktop
Black background with no visible foreground bash prompt under xfce4
White background and black foreground bash prompt under Gnome
At least bash prompt display on my gnome-terminal under xfce4 desktop
Lots of history on my disks since FC4, especially in my home directory. Do not know whether I should reinstall everything from scratch.
Question : do you reproduce the phenomenon on your side ????
Got the problem definition correctly stated.
The problem I face when running gnome-terminal on my XFCE desktop is that the background colour MATCHES the foreground colour. Hence I can't read anything.
Finally got it right. The problem was with gnome-terminal under my XFCE desktop (Edit -> Profile Preferences)
"Use colors from system theme" was checked when it should not (Colors Tab)
As this used to work under previous Fedora release, I do not know who/what checked this option.
In the hope my experience may help someone.
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