I'm new to ubuntu and took many days trying to solve a problem I'm having.

I searched the Internet and I have not found anything concrete that can fix it so this is my problem:

When I try to open the terminal, it is closed immediately and does not show me anything. I tried to run with CTRL + ALT + F1 or F2, and CTRL + ALT + T, but I get nothing and the moment it opens, it closes.

One thing I've discovered is that if I connect with the guest account then I can access the terminal.

  • How you are opening terminal in guest session, by Ctrl+Alt+T ? – Ravan Sep 2 '15 at 8:08
  • no, doing click on terminal icon. – Miguel Remirez Sep 2 '15 at 8:22
  • did you tried the same in your session @Miguel,by direct clicking on it – Ravan Sep 2 '15 at 8:26
  • Do you have a set -e line in ~/.bashrc by any chance? – kos Sep 2 '15 at 8:28
  • i not see this file, that file is on /home? – Miguel Remirez Sep 2 '15 at 9:23

seems like your profile settings are screwed up. The easiest way is to regenerate them, so go to ~/.gconf/apps and remove de folder gnome-terminal


  • sorry but i'm too noob with linux, ~/ what is this directory? – Miguel Remirez Sep 2 '15 at 8:36
  • it is your home folder, you can find it correspond to : /home/yourname/. Moreover .gconf is an hidden folder, you will need to press Ctrl + H to display it. – hg8 Sep 2 '15 at 8:38
  • in me home folder only view this fodlers: gyazo.com/44905720baf28551decff8f3b5d4a132 – Miguel Remirez Sep 2 '15 at 8:41
  • now press Ctrl+H – AlexGreg Sep 2 '15 at 8:53
  • I just delete the folder but still does not work – Miguel Remirez Sep 2 '15 at 9:09

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