When I launch the terminal in Ubuntu 14.04.2, it does not show the prompt until the enter key is pressed. I think some process is preventing the prompt from appearing. Could anyone please help me in resolving this issue?
I figured out the reason - there was a backslash at the end of ~/.bashrc file. This will allow the user to enter arguments for the last command listed in that file. Since the .bashrc file executes when a terminal is opened, I was not able to see the prompt until I pressed Ctrl+C. Thanks for all the responses.