I hope this question gets more response than my previous one.
I'm working on the unofficial LMDE KDE with Xfce 4.10.
There are some very odd things happening, but here's one I just want to show you (better than explaining):
You see, this is the xfce4-terminal running live without hostname and username, no history and no colors.
There is no terminal related configuration in the user directory.
The strange code you see after "$" are the arrow keys.
Who knows what's happening and how to solve this?
I had a similar issue when I was working on LMDE KDE: viewtopic.php?p=632210#p632210
My solution then to start all over again didn't work this time