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no prompt in terminal

asked 2012-10-07 10:38:00 +0000

flipper T gravatar image

no prompt shown in terminal, same true for gnome-terminal.

searched google & advice was to replace .bashrc with vanilla copy from etc/skel.

did this & rebooted & problem still occurs.

.bashrc :

[code] #



If not running interactively, don't do anything

[[ $- != i ]] && return

alias ls='ls --color=auto' PS1='[\u@\h \W]\$ '


.bash_profile :





[[ -f ~/.bashrc ]] && . ~/.bashrc


edit: oddly, this is only happening in the i3 desktop manager.

in xfce session, this problem does not occur.

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answered 2012-10-07 10:56:02 +0000

flipper T gravatar image


color scheme was black on black, for whatever reason.

changed it / solved it.


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thanks for posting your answer.. was myself 'struggling' as well :-) again.. duh!

Haps gravatar imageHaps ( 2012-12-25 12:20:20 +0000 )edit

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