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I am completely new to Ubuntu and I am getting used to terminal syntax and commands. When I click on my terminal to open it, nothing appears, it says it opens and I can still copy and past commands but I can't see anything. IO have switched around nvidia drivers but no luck.

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Upload a screenshot. – Uri Herrera Feb 8 '12 at 23:32

Yes, a screenshot would be helpful. But if you would rather not try to figure out what's wrong and accept Ubuntu how it is, you can still access the terminal.

Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6 allows you to access six different virtual full screen terminals provided by Linux. Press Ctrl+Alt+F7, to get back to a graphical environment.

A good diagnostic for your visual problem is to try an alternative terminal emulator like XTerm, which is available through the Software Center.

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Thanks, i can now access the terminal with the ctrl+alt+f1-f6 and can run commands. I needed to know how to access terminal so I can fix the close, minimize and maximize buttons which no longer render on the border of any window. metacity --replace worked for the terminal windows but I could not access any other program after I had run that command. I am still working on that one. – user45447 Apr 7 '12 at 19:29
Good. Could you take a pictur or upload a screenshot? – William Apr 7 '12 at 21:16

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