Gnome terminal takeover

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sat Jan 24 18:17:29 UTC 2009

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:40:54 -0500
> Frank McCormick <fmccormick at> 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 ??
> Is there a checkbox "run in terminal" unchecked? 

The launcher I was modifying was one which Gnome created - it doesn't
have the run in terminal checkbox. So that's not the problem - the
problem is the launcher loaded gnome terminal...then ran the script
which called rxvt with the -e parameter . It was supposed to call mc
(midnight commander) When I created my own launcher by right clicking on
the desktop, it ran the script fine. I was curious why Gnome was running
the Gnome terminal despite the fact rxvt was set as my preferred terminal.


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