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jonnycmw

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Terminal and Konsole quit instantly + How to change shell?
« on: July 21, 2007, 10:44:16 pm »
Hey all,
I installed VL yesterday, and so far it seems fast, but just a while ago, as soon as i clicked the konsole icon, it loads, then quits, so I cant do anything with my konsole.

Also,  how do i change the shell for a user?

Please help :D
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Re: Terminal and Konsole quit instantly + How to change shell?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 03:30:49 am »
That sounds rather unusual.
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Also,  how do i change the shell for a user?
I'm not sure you should change that... bash is the standard linux shell, if it doesn't work properly you'll probably get into trouble sooner or later. Do the virtual terminals work? there's 4 of them by default, you should be able to access them with [ctrl]+[alt]+[F1-4] . You can go back to X with [ctrl]+[alt]+[F7].
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Re: Terminal and Konsole quit instantly + How to change shell?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 08:03:13 am »
I have seen that behaviour in the past and IIRC it is due to one of two things: a faulty install (maybe the result of a bad CDROM burn or bad md5sum) or hardware faults on your machine - particularly bad RAM.
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Re: Terminal and Konsole quit instantly + How to change shell?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 09:23:42 am »
Also,  how do i change the shell for a user?

/etc/shells contains all available shells (probably only bash and ash)

chsh is the command to change the default shell for a given user (Actually, It just changes the appropiate line in /etc/passwd but in a safer way)

Be careful when changing shells, especially when changing root shell.  It can leave you a locked system  ;)