I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome, 64 bits on my computer (keeping my old /home partition). But the providen gnome-terminal has a strange behaviour : it does not show me the prompt, and I can't write onto it !!!

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Is it a bad installation issue or a bug ?


  • What about trying another terminal emulator? And did you try to login the console at Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+F2? May 12, 2013 at 15:01
  • Thank you for your answer : in fact i had also installed the vte terminal ROXTerm : which is very well indeed :)
    – loloof64
    May 12, 2013 at 18:33

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Your text and background colors are both black. Go to Edit -> Profile Preferences. There, disable the "use colors from system theme".

If that worked you should check the colors of the system theme, but this is beyond the scope here.

  • Thank you very much :) I did not think about this possibility.
    – loloof64
    May 13, 2013 at 15:59

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