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"Open a shell"-Buttom does not open a shell

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Onuum Sunday 12 July 2015 at 12:19
OnuumAnonymous

Good Morning,

my problem is that the playonlinux "Open a shell"-Buttom does not open a shell. Can somebody help me? My OS is Ubuntu 15.04, the playonlinux version is 4.2.8.

With best regards

Onum

petch Sunday 12 July 2015 at 13:10
petch
Developer

What does

update-alternatives --display x-terminal-emulator

display?

 

Onuum Sunday 12 July 2015 at 14:10
OnuumAnonymous

IT displays this:

-terminal-emulator - auto mode
  link currently points to /usr/bin/guake
/usr/bin/gnome-terminal.wrapper - priority 40
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-terminal.1.gz
/usr/bin/guake - priority 50
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/guake.1.gz
/usr/bin/koi8rxterm - priority 20
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/koi8rxterm.1.gz
/usr/bin/lxterm - priority 30
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/lxterm.1.gz
/usr/bin/uxterm - priority 20
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/uxterm.1.gz
/usr/bin/xterm - priority 20
  slave x-terminal-emulator.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/xterm.1.gz
Current 'best' version is '/usr/bin/guake'.
Onuum Sunday 12 July 2015 at 14:14
OnuumAnonymous

I deinstalled guake and it opens the shell

Thank you petch

petch Sunday 12 July 2015 at 14:24
petch
Developer

You do not need to uninstall guake, you can also use update-alternatives to select which is the default terminal emulator on your system, gnome-terminal.wrapper and xterm are known to work fine with PlayOnLinux, I don't know about others...

petch Sunday 12 July 2015 at 14:35
petch
Developer

By the way according to the Debian Policy, programs implementing the x-terminal-emulator virtual package must support -e and -T options, neither of which guake seems to support.

So technically this is a guake packaging bug.