I seem to have installed something that replaced the default terminal with xterm. How do I get rid of it and bring the default terminal back?

  • What did you install? – user364819 Feb 21 '15 at 14:12
  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! ;-) "Some error" can be quite easily fixed by doing "something". So unless you tell us what you did, it's a bit hard for us to help you reverse it... – Fabby Feb 22 '15 at 7:44

In the Ubuntu Software Center search for gnome-terminal.Then Install it.
Type in the Dash gnome-terminal.That's it.


The default is gnome-terminal, but the default may have been overwritten with xterm. The command that lets you choose is sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator .

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