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    [SOLVED] terminal kills me

    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.
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    Re: terminal kills me

    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?

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    Re: terminal kills me

    Press Alt+F2, type
    Code:
    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...
    Last edited by t0p; September 15th, 2008 at 09:26 AM.
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    Re: terminal kills me

    No. I tried Ctrl/Alt/F1 and nothing happened.
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    Re: terminal kills me

    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??
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    Re: terminal kills me

    accidental post
    Last edited by crazypenguin2008; September 15th, 2008 at 09:32 AM. Reason: accidental post
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    Re: terminal kills me

    Quote Originally Posted by tonymoloney View Post
    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?
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    Re: terminal kills me

    Whoa! Silly me!
    Must learn to read all of the post before I make any comment.
    Thanks tOp. Alt F2 did the trick.
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    Re: [SOLVED] terminal kills me

    You're welcome.
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