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In Dash Home of 12.04, I searched for "terminal", and it came up with "root terminal". To open it, I have to provide the password for root. It is actually gnome terminal. I wonder if the gnome terminal can be accessed without requiring root?


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Just press Ctrl+Alt+T to start a user terminal.

Alternately, press Alt+F2, type gnome-terminal and press enter.

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Thanks! In what case to press the keys? Under the desktop, it doesn't bring out anything. – Tim May 27 '12 at 2:54
Are you logged in as root somehow? And are you using Unity 2D/3D? Generally any case, anywhere, that shortcut brings up a new gnome-terminal. – izx May 27 '12 at 2:58
I am logged in as "Tim" which is the administrator. I don't know what is Unity 2D/3D, and how can I find it out? – Tim May 27 '12 at 3:06
Can you press Alt+F2, enter gnome-terminal and press enter? What happens? – izx May 27 '12 at 5:27
That will bring out a terminal without requiring root. (1) I wonder why I searched in Dash Home, I could only find "root terminal"? Can I add the gnome terminal to some place easier to find? (2) what does Alt+F2 bring out? It looks like Dash Home, but in Dash Home, I cannot find gnome-terminal. – Tim May 27 '12 at 11:32

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