I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah,
xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it.
I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How do I configure that to happen?
This is Ubuntu server 12.04 with a mate desktop. I have MATE Terminal 1.6.1 installed.
Here is the error:
$ echo $TERM xterm
I tried :
But the change was not lasting, nor did it effect the panel launcher.
~$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator There is only one alternative in link group x-terminal-emulator: /usr/bin/mate-terminal Nothing to configure.
Not sure what list it is, but this doesn't seem to work. Ok, so Ill try this command:
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator x-terminal-emulator mate-terminal /usr/bin/mate-terminal 50 update-alternatives: priority must be an integer Usage: update-alternatives [<option> ...] <command> Commands: --install <link> <name> <path> <priority> [--slave <link> <name> <path>] ... add a group of alternatives to the system. --remove <name> <path> remove <path> from the <name> group alternative. --remove-all <name> remove <name> group from the alternatives system. --auto <name> switch the master link <name> to automatic mode. --display <name> display information about the <name> group. --query <name> machine parseable version of --display <name>. --list <name> display all targets of the <name> group. --get-selections list master alternative names and their status. --set-selections read alternative status from standard input. --config <name> show alternatives for the <name> group and ask the user to select which one to use. --set <name> <path> set <path> as alternative for <name>. --all call --config on all alternatives. <link> is the symlink pointing to /etc/alternatives/<name>. (e.g. /usr/bin/pager) <name> is the master name for this link group. (e.g. pager) <path> is the location of one of the alternative target files. (e.g. /usr/bin/less) <priority> is an integer; options with higher numbers have higher priority in automatic mode. Options: --altdir <directory> change the alternatives directory. --admindir <directory> change the administrative directory. --log <file> change the log file. --force allow replacing files with alternative links. --skip-auto skip prompt for alternatives correctly configured in automatic mode (relevant for --config only) --verbose verbose operation, more output. --quiet quiet operation, minimal output. --help show this help message. --version show the version. ~$ sudo update-alternatives --set /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator x-terminal-emulator mate-terminal /usr/bin/mate-terminal 50
So then, "--install" doesnt seem to be an option. ok, maybe "--set" is what was meant... but that doesnt work right.
I also looked in system>preferences>preferred applications where mate terminal is listed as the default terminal.
here is uname -a to confirm my Ubuntu usage:
Linux X 3.11.0-15-generic #25~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 30 17:42:40 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux