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I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, I am a big fan of Geany, but now i don't have the terminal at the base of the window. I have tried to change the terminal preferences, without success. any ideas?

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You need to install libvte -- but you don't need to install libvte-dev. This is only needed for compiling purpose. –  frlan Nov 21 '13 at 20:05

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This is because Ubuntu12 lacks libvte.so, or at least the version Geany uses to emulate the terminal. Try this command

sudo apt-get install libvte-dev
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Thats the fix, thank you! –  ahs3 May 19 '12 at 22:43
Only libvte9 is required.... the -dev installs a lot of unneeded things. –  Jorge May 8 at 12:11

You can only install to enable the terminal tab: libvte9

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This is basically saying the same thing as the accepted answer above, right? –  Tom Brossman Oct 20 '12 at 10:30
Thanks, that helped me. In my installation (ubuntu 12.04) I had libvte-2.90-9 already installed and because of some problem I was't able to install libvte-dev. –  Betlista Jan 4 '13 at 20:36

Geany uses GTK+ 2.0 so you need libvte9

sudo apt-get install libvte9
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Did You try to enable Menu-> View -> Show Message Window ? This will enable Geany bottom panel, where on left You will have "Terminal" tab ( the last one ).

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Yes the message window is visable, but does not have a terminal tab. as seen here --> goo.gl/41Ihu –  ahs3 May 19 '12 at 22:30

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