[arch-general] Gotta be a stupid gnome-terminal problem

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at 0x01b.net
Sat Mar 2 21:08:17 EST 2013

On 03/02/2013 07:38 AM, David Benfell wrote:
> Hi all,
> All other terminal emulators work. I have checked--thanks to what little
> I found on the web that seemed apropos--to be sure that /dev/pts is
> mounted (it is). But when I run gnome-terminal, I get no prompt and
> typing in commands does not work.
> This is a brand new installation, so I can't say it worked before some
> change. All I know is it doesn't work.
> What did I miss?
> Thanks!

You can see if anything is running under the terminal with ps -AHf when
gnome-terminal is running. Check the preferences under the "Title and Command"
tab to make sure you haven't overridden your shell. You can try hard-coding your
shell there to see if that does anything.

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