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After removing the "fortune cow" for terminal, I'm getting a blank terminal and can't actually do anything in it (I can write but I can't install, remove or update anything).

Can someone help me?

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Please post more information, maybe a screenshot? – LnxSlck Aug 28 '12 at 0:20 it just says : PRogram "fortune" isnt installed.You can install it by entering : sudo apt-get install fortune-mod ,thats it – Igor Aug 28 '12 at 11:05

How did you remove fortune cow?

To try and fix your problem:

Open up a console with Ctrl+Alt+T and type:

gedit ~/.bashrc

Check for references to cowsay or fortune and remove or comment those lines.

Another file you can look in is /etc/bash.bashrc.

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thanks for the feedback,but its not responding,yes i have removed fortune,but i added some extra lines to get it up on startup of the terminal – Igor Aug 28 '12 at 21:41
What is not responding? And how did you removed fortune? You must erase any invocations to fortune on bash related files, like .bashrc or .bash_profile – LnxSlck Aug 28 '12 at 22:51
I have removed the fortune cow by adding a line into terminal : sudp apt-remove cowsay .But when I isntalled the fortune cow,I added soem automatic line,so it start when I open the terminal.I looked into bash.scr but there is no reference to cowsay.Do you need a screenshot.The terminal is not responding,i can open it ,but i cant do anything in it..i can write but nothing happens . the ss : – Igor Aug 29 '12 at 9:40
You have to remove that automatic line you added. – LnxSlck Aug 29 '12 at 9:56
What about /etc/bash.bashrc ? Do you have any line there about fortune? – LnxSlck Aug 30 '12 at 0:41

This worked for me. I figured it out (sort of). Opened terminal, went to Edit tab, Profile Preferences on drop down menu, Color, un-check 'use colors from system theme', changed font colour to Yellow and background colour to black One other thing, I know I didn't change anything but terminal title has changed from 'Terminal' to pj@ubuntu:~$

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