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Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by STonEDSTonE » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:04 am

Hi,

I am currently experimenting with Linux MInt 19 Cinnamon 64-Bit.
I found that the terminal is just plaintext (instead of the green user@system) and autocomplete works with normal programs rudimentarily (e.g. audaTAB produces audacity), but things like apt instTAB does not work, and apt install audaTAB does not work aswell.
Is there a way to get this features back?

greetings

STonE

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by STonEDSTonE » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:08 pm

I realised that it works on another machine, but not on my daily driver machine. I attatched two screenshots. Both are from different Machines but are both set up with a fresh LM19 Cinnamon 64-Bit.
without.jpg
with.jpg
I don't get why the behaviour is different. Is there a package missing for whatever reason?

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by ngiampaoli » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:39 am

I have exactly the same problem. Terminal without colors and command apt without autocomplete.
I did a fresh install of LinuxMint 19 and this problems appears. Before, I was updating from LM17.1 until 18.3 and everything went fine.

I also did a second fresh install from other usb drive, but the problem persist.

Can anyone help us with this problem, please?

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by all41 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 pm

On the terminal toolbar select Edit/Preferences.
Under the Colors tab you can select

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by ngiampaoli » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:43 am

all41 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 pm
On the terminal toolbar select Edit/Preferences.
Under the Colors tab you can select
It doesn't work.
I also installed guake terminal but the problem persist, so is some wrong configuration in the system.

Anything else to tried?

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by ngiampaoli » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 pm

I SOLVE this problem.

Just run this command
cat /etc/skel/.bashrc >> $HOME/.bashrc

:D

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by fabiocasi » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:43 am

Hi All,
I have the same problem... on Mint 19!

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cat /etc/skel/.bashrc >> $HOME/.bashrc
IS NOT WORKING for me!

Someone has found the final solution???

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by BG405 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 am

In ~/.bashrc, try uncommenting the force-color-prompt line:

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# uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
# off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
# should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt
force_color_prompt=yes
Sorry don't know why autocomplete isn't working right; not tested Mint 19 yet myself.
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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by DrM » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:25 pm

I don't like a monochrome terminal in Linux Mint 19.1 Xfce. It is just like MS-DOS or the default Dos box of Windows XP, which were monochrome terminals too. And different items in the terminal window aren't clearly distinctive when it's monochrome.

I edited the .bashrc file in /etc/skel by uncommenting the force-color-prompt line:

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force_color_prompt=yes
But it didn't help. Are there any other options to get rid of the monochrome terminal?

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Re: Terminal without colors and less autocomplete in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Post by DrM » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:25 pm

Problem solved. Uncomment the line "force_color_prompt=yes" in the .bashrc in the /etc/skel directory and copy that file to your home directory:

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 cp -v /etc/skel/.bashrc ~/

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