Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175286
gnome-terminal does not appear after selecting New Terminal from desktop context menu
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Right click in an open space of the gnome desktop. When the context menu appears, select the New Terminal menu item. Nothing happens. The terminal window does not appear. Main Menu->System Tools->Terminal does work. >gnome-terminal from within an existing terminal also works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click in open desktop area to get context menu
2. Select New Terminal from context menu
Actual Results: nothing
Expected Results: The gnome-terminal should have opened.
Here is another clue, this seems to only be a problem for non-root uses. The
gnome-terminal comes up just fine when root logs in and starts the gnome-session.
I'm going to try and re-install the gnome-desktop rpm. I'm just guessing that
this is the package that contains the code for this menu. If not, please let me
know which rpm does contain the context menu code and I will try re-installing it.
No change after re-installing the gnome-desktop rpm, or after restarting any
gconf and gdm processes with kill-HUP. :-(
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