I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening?

  • I don't use mint or cinnamon, but you are aware that those sorts of actions depend upon the desktop environment and/or window manager and how they are configured? Ie, they are not universal to linux. So: are you sure that this is how you are supposed to open a terminal with cinnamon? Or are you just assuming that based on something else you have used before?
    – goldilocks
    Dec 30 '12 at 18:06
  • @goldilocks i'm not a newbie, i used mint for a long time, then used ubuntu 12.04 then came back to mint, when you right click in cinnamon, you see an option "open in terminal" it does nothing on my laptop, and the shortcut isn't working, i think it's because an error while downloading cinnamon but not sure
    – Lynob
    Dec 30 '12 at 18:16
  • @goldilocks and i haven't configured anything, it's just installed, all i did is use nomodeset in the boot option and download the required drivers that mint and ubuntu tell you to download when you first install them
    – Lynob
    Dec 30 '12 at 18:18
  • Okay, just checking.
    – goldilocks
    Dec 30 '12 at 18:31
  • @Lynob It's better to post the solution as an actual answer. You can accept your own answer and it's clearer to future visitors that this question was actually answered. Feb 9 '17 at 9:23

gnome terminal wasn't installed, i don't know if anyone is going to fix that, but i solved it by

sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal

and i posted my solution on launchpad, I'm not going to delete this question. maybe someone else faces this problem.

  • Signed up to this stack to simply say thank you for not deleting this ! Jul 27 '17 at 3:19
  • where do I type that in if i can't open terminal?
    – acme64
    Nov 21 '17 at 20:20
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    @acme64 search for xterm it must be installed on your system, if not, then go to tty by pressing ctrl + alt + f1 and type it there askubuntu.com/questions/66195/…
    – Lynob
    Nov 21 '17 at 20:45

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