When I right click on a file and select vim from upcoming tabs I get this error. Some files of vim should missing. In addition I'm able run vim from bash but can't run from desktop.

Debian 9.8 stretch/xfce

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    Try installing xterm
    – Thor
    Mar 5, 2019 at 8:38

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you could try sudo apt-get install xterm, see this link:



You can create a symlink. The context menu seems to be looking for gnome-terminal, with an xterm fallback. This is the command that fixed it for me:

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal /usr/local/bin/gnome-terminal

More info at the first answer in this thread: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1169690/panel-run-application-in-terminal-set-terminal-application?newreg=d68cfac07ed44fff903e1ec916b67cac

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