[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 4238] New: Xfce by default has no terminal option in the desktop

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Mon Jul 21 13:37:18 CEST 2008

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           Summary: Xfce by default has no terminal option in the desktop
           Product: Xfce
           Version: unknown
          Platform: PC (x86)
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Medium
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: xfce-bugs at xfce.org
        ReportedBy: gregorypierce at mac.com

If you are starting from a server distro (say ubuntu server) and you install
the distro xfce4 and gdm, what will happen is that you will get a happily
running distro with NO way to stop the xfce desktop and no way to get to a
terminal so that you can add more functionality to it (like the terminal which
is packaged separately) leaving you with a pretty busted desktop unless you can
determine the IP address of the machine. If the machine is part of a server
farm (on a virtual server) - good luck with that since you can't get to the
terminal to do ifconfig or anything else.

If xterm is available - add THAT to the menu.
If there is a way to stop the window manager and that to the logout screen.
There is no way to stop it :(

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