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My terminal and fonts are black during an i3 session. Help?

asked 2013-03-03 03:56:57 +0000

anonymous user


This doesn't happen when I use my terminal in a typical cinnamon/LM13 session.

But when I log off and select i3 as my session, the terminal bg is black, and the fonts are black so I can't see what's going on.

Any ideas?

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Please specify 'my terminal'.

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-05-13 22:11:58 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-05-11 18:54:26 +0000

This is because your profile is using default colours for foreground/background and when you're in i3 they somehow end up as black on black. If you right-click in the terminal or use the menu you can edit the profile and REMOVE the check from "Use colours from system theme" up at the top. This will resolve your issue if you select white on black or whatever else.

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answered 2013-03-03 13:46:04 +0000

dkeg gravatar image

looks like the default terminal is gnome terminal. Try reading through this to see if possibly we just need to get the gnome settings running .... I can't apparently post links so follow this link....[url][/url]

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answered 2013-03-03 06:39:12 +0000

i3i5i7 gravatar image

i don't know what you mean by that.

i have the default terminal given to me by linux mint 13, cinnamon.

so i am assuming whichever terminal i have, is the one that shows up.

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answered 2013-03-03 06:29:28 +0000

Rasi gravatar image

Are you sure you are using the same terminal in both sessions?

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