Questions tagged [xterm]

xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. A user can have many different invocations of xterm running at once on the same display, each of which provides independent input/output for the process running in it (normally the process is a Unix shell).

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Error found when loading /home/[username]/.profile, tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified

When I login to my system, I got this popup: Error found when loading /home/[username]/.profile: tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified As a result the session will not be configured correctly....
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Why does print('\x9f') in the python3 REPL hang gnome-terminal?

xterm doesn't hang. echo -e '\x9f' doesn't hang on xterm or gnome terminal. non-REPL python3 (3.6, 3.8, 3.9 tried) truncates the string but doesn't hang. Same for IPython 7.13.0 Gnome Terminal version ...
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Control sequences in setting PS1 for xterm [duplicate]

This is from .bashrc file: # If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir case "$TERM" in xterm*|rxvt*) PS1="\[\e]0;${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h: \w\a\]$PS1" ...
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Create a window that displays just the date, just like xarclock, except for the date

I want to create a window that simply displays the date, with as many of these requirements as possible - a -geom option - a -bg and -fg option to specify background and foreground options - an ...
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Change xterm title position

I want to know if I can set the title of the terminal to the left side rather than center on Ubuntu20.04LTS? Thank you! this is an example of terminal title bar and I want to set the "title" ...
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properties order in .Xresources

This drives me crazy... Maybe someone has an idea. I could not find something concerning exactly this. I'm running ubuntu 20.04 (studio version) and have a .Xresources to set some nord theme based ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 takes too long and can't know whats happening [duplicate]

I am upgrading my 14.04LTS Ubuntu to 16.04. The problem is that it's been at the same step (Configuring openssl amd64) for like 20 hours. I tried to get to the terminal to know what is happening but ...
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how do I set the width of the xterm scrollbar

I'm running ubuntu 20.04. I've just obtained a new laptop with very high resolution (3840x2400) and so my xterm windows are tiny by default. I can increase the font size to compensate for the ...
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How do I get rid of the warnings issued by launching uxterm + application name from a uxterm window? (Ubuntu 18.04.5)

When I open a uxterm window and I launch the command uxterm + firefox or uxterm + any other application from that uxterm window, I get the following warnings log on: uxterm firefox Warning: ...
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killing an xterm opened with -hold

I can kill a terminal opened with xterm -hold by typing xkill and then clicking the left mouse button. But I'd like to avoid the need for the click. I would have expected that xkill -id `echo ...
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xterm is calling .cshrc twice

The following command xterm -e ' tcsh' calls my .cshrc file twice. But this command calls it once xterm -e 'tcsh' Same thing with xterm -e 'cd `pwd`;tcsh' Obviously, the only difference between ...
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Is “Ubuntu Desktop for Developers” different from “Ubuntu Desktop”?

Is "Ubuntu Desktop for Developers" different from "Ubuntu Desktop"? If so, how do I download the Developers' version. I want to make sure that I get things like gcc, g++, gdb, ...
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How to run VsCode's Code Runner in an external terminal?

I would like to launch the c++ app using Code Runner of Visual Studio Code in an External Terminal. There was a Similar Question1 Similar Question1 on the internet but it focused on Vscode in ...
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how do I ssh from xterm in mininet-wifi?

I'm beginner using mininet-wifi. I run my topology,So I want to run ssh localhost or ssh 192.168.10.1 on station1 xterm. but it doesn't work and returns ssh: connect to host .... port 22:Connection ...
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Opening a terminal, running a command, and leaving an interactive terminal open

I don't have high hopes for this, but what I'm trying to do is create a Desktop shortcut that, when clicked, opens a terminal (preferably mate-terminal, but I'm not picky), runs a command, and leaves ...
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I installed lightdm for my xserver, what does my DISPLAY env var need to be on my PC to run xterm?

I am using WSL-2 and Ubuntu 20.04 I want to run xterm from my ubuntu 18.04 command line. I am running csh. I have installed lightdm as the x-server (is there a better one?) and start it with "...
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Make “Open in Terminal” use Xterm

I've seen this question, and this one, and neither one is addressing my question. I have already used sudo update-alternatives to set Xterm as my default terminal. I much prefer Xterm as a terminal ...
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Scrolling up in terminal reveals previous Vim sessions

I recently moved from Ubuntu to WSL Ubuntu, and the only problem with the move seems to be how Vim displays in the terminal. For example, I open a file in vim, and after exiting back into the command ...
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Xterm says it cannot find the 12x24 font

I am running 18.04.4 LTS and today I see in nohup.out that my favorite xterm, which seems to be working, is complaining that the stock install does not configure the fonts correctly. I do not want an ...
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How can I see what happens in the terminal without using xterm?

So I want to run a simple script in a terminal windows such that the terminal window opens, my command(s) are being executed, and then it closes with an echo line. Like #!/bin/bash rm -r /home/test ...
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LICENSE: command not found

All: In Ubuntu 16.04, every time I open a terminal using icon or using xterm, it opens a terminal, but says LICENSE: command not found LICENSE: command not found I am wondering why does it happen?...
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Use desktop of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop with MobaXterm

i run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop in a VMware environment. Is it possible to use the Gnome desktop with MobaXterm? I tried things like sudo startx, which opens a new session in the remote console. In ...
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Why can't PlayOnLinux find the xterm on 18.04?

So I am trying to install PlayOnLinux with the terminal using these commands. $ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - OK $ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/...
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Any way to change Xterm font and color when I don't have admin permissions?

I'm currently using an SSH client to interact with my server at work, and I've been wanting to change the default font and color scheme for a while now. I learned that I needed to figure out how to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 terminal not opening

I have just installed python 3.7 for a project I need. I think it wasn't necessary. Already had python2.7 and python3.6 but I wanted to be sure. So after the installation, the terminal stopped opening....
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Install xterm without commandline

In ubuntu 16.4, I cannot run "terminal". Searching, I find a suggestion of trying to launch it using xterm, but I do not have xterm installed. I cannot find a way of installing xterm without a ...
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How can I open a new window inside a script, ssh to a different user and run commands?

I want to open a new terminal with minicom or ssh connection and run commands with a different user in that new window, using a shell script. I tried inside the shell script to write the following ...
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How to start xterm minimized in gnome

Is there a command or setting in the X Toolkit to start xterm minimized? Having read (1) and man xterm, I tried to start xterm minimized from a gnome-terminal via: xterm -iconic or calling the X ...
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Error invoking ds9 in xterm

I tried invoking ds9 in a xterm, but the last one gave me the following message Error in startup script: can't find package xml while executing "package require xml" ("x11" arm line 10) ...
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Problems creating a locked down terminal session

I am configuring a jump box and trying to minimize the users access to the underlying host the service runs on. I need to provide ssh access from the box, which means it requires a terminal emulator. ...
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How to configure ranger to open pdf files with Foxit Reader

I've made an alias to the program in my .bashrc file as can be seen below: alias foxitreader="/home/username/opt/foxitsoftware/foxitreader/FoxitReader" And I've made the following entry in my rifle....
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Increasing the size of the mouse pointer in xterm

My mouse pointer switches from a big red arrow to a tiny double arrow as soon as I hover over an xterm window (when the mouse is over the title bar, all is good). I've tried the myriad options on ...
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Reinstalling broken xterm (Ubuntu 18.04)

So, my problem is that after a series of problems (which I'll describe bellow) I have a damage xterm package, which now always shows an error when installing new packages, updating, etc. It all ...
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Difference in the way 14.04/3.19 and 16.04/4.4 handle the system() function opening a new process in xterm

I am trying to port a well tested c++ application between 14.04.1 with 3.19.0 kernel to 16.04LTS server with 4.4.0 kernel I run an executable from a 3rd party that has to run as root in a terminal. ...
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I need to open a new terminal

Is there any java code, which opens up a new terminal in Ubuntu when compiled and run in a compiler ? Actually, I need to open a terminal from a browser, like when I click on a button from a website ...
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xterm in bash stops script from executing

I have the following script: #!/bin/bash xterm -e ' sh -c "$HOME/TEST/FirstAPP --test;" exec bash' ## script opens the xterm and stops until I press CTRL+C while true; do .... this question is ...
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Vim not sending correct xterm esc sequences back over an ssh connection to an OSX xterm

Running an xterm on MacOSX and connecting to an Ubuntu server using ssh, and using Vim to edit files on the Ubuntu server. It is as if the 'clear to end of line' and 'clear up to first character' ...
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Clear needs root access

Bit of a newbie here, but couldn't find this problem anywhere on the forums. Running Ubuntu 18.04, default terminal. Upon entering the clear command, terminal returned terminals database is ...
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xterm display is not set

When I run: xterm The following text is shown: Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user. The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely ...
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How to get image support in xterm-terminal? [duplicate]

I want to know how to view images (.jpg, .png) via terminal (xterm or gnome). Please help me. How to enable visual support inside terminal?
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No Nautilus, Xterm, Terminal Ubuntu 18.04

I'm not sure what has recently changed for this to happen, but at the moment I can't open Terminal or the Nautilus file manager. Xterm was suggested on another forum as a way of checking some fixes, ...
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Multiple issues with Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) Terminal (Not getting Context menu)

Ubuntu noob here. Used Crouton to install Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) over my Chromebook. While I am enjoying the OS, I am not so pleased with how the terminal looks. The terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) default ...
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Condition on the output to xterm of a variable that has been echo'ed in color

The fourth line of this code outputs the input argument in green color to an xterm. However, I'd like to be able to condition on the value of the input. If I input the word Foo then from bash's ...
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Copying one file to many based on other file names and types

I have a bunch of files named after a bunch of letters (c,f,s & w), e.g.: cccf.png, fsws.png, etc. There is also a file that I need to copy to match these names with a [back] in the name, e.g.: ...
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installing Python3.6 (and purging some 3.5 packages) messed up with my terminal

I was following the instructions to install Python3.6 on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine from here and in the process I also did some sudo apt-get purge on some Python3.5 packages (so that I would only keep ...
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xterm not opening inside Mininet hosts. NO SSH, NO VM

I just installed Ubuntu 17.10, and Mininet 2.2.2 from Packages (sudo apt-get install mininet) on my laptop. Natively, i.e. a real OS on a real machine, no virtual machines of any sort. The laptop is a ...
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Finding and installing a good bitmap font for xterm

I love bitmap fonts in my xterm, they look very good, there is no subpixel rendering or other antialiasing, but the fact they are hand made in regards to every pixel makes it cool. But I do not know ...
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Cannot use sudo from GUI terminal emulator only

I just followed the directions here: https://blog.kumina.nl/2010/07/two-factor-luks-using-ubuntu/ for using a smart card to unlock my luks drive on boot. I changed things slightly since the install ...
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Terminal doesn't start after editing locale file

gnome-terminal doesn't open after I edited locale file here /etc/default/locale and I don't have xterm or any other Terminal app installed to see if it runs. Same problem reported here and here I ...
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how can I open a extra console and run a program in it with one command?

So I know if I type gnome-terminal or xterm, a new window will be popped out. Then I checked the man page for these two, nothing relevant found. Then I noticed under Mac you can do it with the ...