Bug 1003847 - Can't get gnome-terminal display bash prompt under xfce4
Can't get gnome-terminal display bash prompt under xfce4
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-03 07:17 EDT by Philippe Vouters
Modified: 2015-02-17 12:02 EST (History)
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Description Philippe Vouters 2013-09-03 07:17:31 EDT
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.

How reproducible:
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

Actual results:
Black background with no visible foreground bash prompt under xfce4
White background and black foreground bash prompt under Gnome

Expected results:
At least bash prompt display on my gnome-terminal under xfce4 desktop

Additional info:
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 ????
Comment 1 Philippe Vouters 2013-09-03 10:50:05 EDT
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.

You may close this Bugzilla report.
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Comment 3 Trevor Cordes 2015-01-10 05:33:58 EST
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