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No shell prompt in terminal, FC28 new install

asked 2018-09-21 12:28:49 -0500

peterblake gravatar image

run terminal as normal, window pops up, but no shell prompt. Done the reset from terminal menu

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answered 2018-09-22 19:31:56 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

Reset your .bashrc file, that sounds like the issue. Back up the one that doesn't work under some filename backup-bashrc, copy /etc/bashrc to ~/.bashrc. That should fix the issue.

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answered 2018-09-23 09:52:55 -0500

peterblake gravatar image

I.m embarrassed! when I set the terminal to black on white, picked a near-white colour for text in error, so everything was working as expected. Sorry, people.

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answered 2018-09-22 18:10:40 -0500

ed209 gravatar image

Fix the hosts file.

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The hosts file has nothing to do with what happens in a terminal.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-09-23 00:11:35 -0500 )edit

Really? Wipe off "localhost" and tell me how your terminal looks like...

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-09-23 17:31:45 -0500 )edit

That just means that your terminal doesn't display anything, even if it's able to show up on your desktop. And, if that were the issue, I don't think that other programs, such as your web browser would be working properly. If your terminal is the only program having trouble, the overwhelming odds are that your hosts file isn't responsible.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-09-23 17:45:23 -0500 )edit

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