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tonymoloney
September 15th, 2008, 09:11 AM
I am trying to get into terminal on a Xubuntu system, but when I select terminal in the menu, I get logged out and the log-in screen comes up.
The reason I am trying to do this, is that I have just installed Puppy400 frugal on the system and I need to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
If I try to edit menu.lst using a gui editor, I cannot save the file as I don't have superuser access so I need to go to terminal and sudo.
Shift/Ctrl/n doesn't help. It puts me to a cli prompt, asks for a user name and password and hangs.

tarps87
September 15th, 2008, 09:23 AM
I have had the problem with the terminal login me out, I don't know why it does but to solve it I install another shell. I don't remember which one tho.
Do you mean by Ctrl+Alt+F1?

t0p
September 15th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Press Alt+F2, type

gksudo thunar

into the Run box, and you can edit any file using mousepad.

EDIT: I think - I'm not running xubuntu right now so I can't check. But I think it'll work...

tonymoloney
September 15th, 2008, 09:24 AM
No. I tried Ctrl/Alt/F1 and nothing happened.

tonymoloney
September 15th, 2008, 09:29 AM
tOp - your reply came whilst I was replying to the first one.
Question - If I can't get into terminal, how do I type gksudo thunar??

crazypenguin2008
September 15th, 2008, 09:30 AM
accidental post

t0p
September 15th, 2008, 09:35 AM
tOp - your reply came whilst I was replying to the first one.
Question - If I can't get into terminal, how do I type gksudo thunar??

What happens when you press Alt+F2? Doesn't a Run box open?

tonymoloney
September 15th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Whoa! Silly me!
Must learn to read all of the post before I make any comment.
Thanks tOp. Alt F2 did the trick.

t0p
September 15th, 2008, 09:37 AM
You're welcome.