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    Running a copy of bash at startup

    Since I always end up running a command-line Terminal before long, I thought I would add one to the start-up programs. I added an entry called Terminal with the command being /bin/bash - this is in the "Startup applications" menu in 12.04.

    This doesn't seem to do anything, though. Am I missing something obvious here?
    Google isn't helping this time.

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    Re: Running a copy of bash at startup

    Hi Raphicerus.

    What you want is to start a 'gnome-terminal'.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Running a copy of bash at startup

    EDIT: D'oh! papibe beat me to it.


    Bash is a shell, a command interpreter. You need a terminal emulator to run it interactively. The default one in Ubuntu is:
    Code:
    gnome-terminal
    Last edited by sisco311; November 6th, 2012 at 09:11 PM.

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    Re: Running a copy of bash at startup

    Thanks, papibe and sisco311, for the instant replies.
    That worked perfectly!

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