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Ubuntu 12.04. When I run MonoDevelop (IDE) using native shell, Unity, the MonoDevelop External Console that appears during debugging is gnome-terminal.

But if I use another window manager (for instance i3wm), MonoDevelop External Console is xterm.

Any workaround to make the IDE 'think' it is in GNOME environment and make it use gnome-terminal?

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Way late, but same issue for me using awesomeWM. I just made a symlink called xterm in /usr/bin pointing to /usr/bin/<TERMINALOFCHOICE> (urxvt in my case).

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/urxvt /usr/bin/xterm

Working fine so far.

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