How could I get the terminal to be launched once I have logged in, so that typing commands is much simpler?
You can do this without GUI:
On your terminal, navigate to
.config/autostartmay be in your home directory:
Open the (new)
gnome-terminal.desktopfile with your favourite text editor. I use
Paste the following code in the file. Update some lines if you like as you find suitable, or simply use as is:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=gnome-terminal Hidden=false NoDisplay=false X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true Name[en_NG]=Terminal Name=Terminal Comment[en_NG]=Start Terminal On Startup Comment=Start Terminal On Startup
Save the file, and you're done.
If you need the terminal to both start and run a custom shell script command, edit the
gnome-terminal.desktop file and change the line that goes
Exec=gnome-terminal --command "path/to/your/shell/script".