Terminal window blank

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by makismagoo99, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

    makismagoo99

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    Small Terminal problem: As of yesterday, when I open Terminal, all i get is a blank window....no command prompt. The window simply says "Terminal -- login - 80x24" at the top, that's it (see the screenshot below).

    After googling around, I tried deleting the Terminal plist file and reparing permissions - both to no avail. Can any of you smart folks help me?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    If you look at Terminal's preferences, under the Startup section, my options show "On startup, open: New window with settings: Basic" and also "Shells open with: Default login shell (/usr/bin/login)".

    Are yours also set that way?
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    The OP stated that he deleted the Terminal .plist file. If he did, then he would have gotten the settings you ask about.
     
  4. smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    Yes, you are right. I missed that when I read his post.
     
  5. makismagoo99 thread starter macrumors regular

    makismagoo99

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    Y'know, this is always, ALWAYS my first step when I am helping someone else fix their computer. And yet, I didn't do it myself. :eek: I tried rebooting and sure enough, there's the command prompt. The question is, was it JUST the reboot that fixed it, or was it some of the other things I tried in combination with the reboot. The world will never know.

    LPZ was correct that it did reset those settings, although I thought of that and checked them before deleting the plist file.
     

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