I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup.

But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup.

I have installed MATE terminal just so I can use a terminal. But I want to use the gnome terminal

So any configurations I can remove or anything?

  • Which Ubuntu version? – A.B. Jul 26 '15 at 19:17
  • 15.04; gnome-shell 3.16 – Kim André Jul 26 '15 at 19:18

Install the dconf-editor

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Start the application and navigate to


Open the category profiles: and select the wrong profile, or check all profiles.

In the right hand pane you will see a key custom-command. Remove the value or use the Button Set to Default in the lower pane.

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  • there isn't any "Settings" inside of legacy? – Kim André Jul 26 '15 at 19:27
  • yeah, i fixed it, thanks! (it was inside of profile and a long string of letters/numbers and i pressed default) sorry for not reading everything. – Kim André Jul 26 '15 at 19:28
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  • there. liked and accepted. – Kim André Jul 26 '15 at 19:31

Try running this in MATE:

sudo apt-get purge gnome-terminal; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal

This will uninstall and purge the configs, then reinstall the latest version.

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    Changing the shell is part of the user configuration. Therefore your commands are useless. – A.B. Jul 26 '15 at 19:10
  • If so, then the MATE default shell would be changed as well, right? – Daniel Jul 26 '15 at 19:11
  • No, the mate-terminal and the gnome-terminal have different configurations. – A.B. Jul 26 '15 at 19:12
  • MATE isn't changed, the commands you gave me sadly didn't work. – Kim André Jul 26 '15 at 19:12
  • "Profile Preferences" – Kim André Jul 26 '15 at 19:13

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