Gnome terminal takeover

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sat Jan 24 16:17:28 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Frank McCormick wrote:
>> I'm having some trouble finding a suitable way to load Midnight
>> Commander. If I create a launcher which calls /usr/bin/mc, Intrepid
>> (Gnome) loads it in the Gnome Terminal which I do not like.
>> If I create a script to load it in rxvt, it still loads the Gnome
>> terminal, then loads rxvt and runs mc despite the fact I have picked
>> rxvt in my preferred terminal apps. What am I missing here ??
> KDE? :)

  Too bulky :)

> More seriously: Actually I'm not familiar with Gnome but I would create a 
> script in $HOME/bin which calls mc inside rxvt and then create a launcher 
> for my script.

  Well in the interim that's would I did. What I initially did was
modify a launcher that Gnome created (it looks a little different from
the one you create yourself). But it insisted on loading the horrible
Gnome terminal, then running the script which called rxvt and midnight
commander. I still don't understand why it insisted upon loading the
Gnome terminal. (One of the great mysteries surrounding Intrepid)

Thanks and cheers

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