Question

Unable to type in terminal

Posted May 1, 2020 1.6k views
Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to programming and use Ubuntu’s terminal on Visual studio code. The terminal is blank, with a blinking cursor and wont let me type anything. Any tips on troubleshooting this?

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To resolve this cursor visible issue, please open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following command.

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false

After executing the above command please check whether the cursor issue resolved. If still this issue persist, go to “settings - displays - disable unknown display”.

Hello, @noufelriz

If the steps provided from @Felicia714 does not fix your issue you can try the following as well:

Navigate to File -> Preferences -> Setting -> Features -> Terminal -> Inherit Env

Hope this helps!

Regards,
Alex

  • Hello @alexdo I followed your steps, and they didnt work.

    thank you,
    -Noufel

    • Hello, @noufelriz

      What I can recommend you if you have any pending updates for t Visual Code (basically make sure you run the latest available version). Also looking at the issue a lot of people complained about similar issues and they were able to solve them with re-installing the Visual Code application.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Alex

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