Issue with Terminator RC file

Asked by Beau Bechdol on 2008-09-25

I have been trying to get the terminator RC file to display what the terminal title bar is but I cant. it displays nothing I cant seem to make the config file work at all. Is there a special wait to save it? or name it? or put it? Any help would be awesome please. Thanks.

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chantra (chantra) said : #1

Hum, this sounds like LP#272740

chantra (chantra) said : #2

here for the link: , can you confirm it?

Chris Jones (cmsj) said : #3

when you say "it displays nothing", what do you mean exactly?
Perhaps it would be helpful for you to paste in the contents of ~/.config/terminator/config

it should be something like this:

titlebars = True

Beau Bechdol (bbechdol) said : #4

Yes I have "titlebars = True" as well as a few others but the file does not seem to take over. I still have no title bars. And nothing else seems to take over. Also is ther a way to add color to it? For example change the color of "user@computer" IE the part that shows your what user you are and what computer you are on.

Chris Jones (cmsj) said : #5

Colour stuff is handled by bash - search for a HOWTO on setting a coloured bash prompt.

As for Terminator - could you open up a terminal of some kind and run "terminator -d", then paste all of the output into and let us know the resulting URL? This will hopefully reveal some useful information.

Which exact version of Terminator are you running?

chantra (chantra) said : #6

Hi Beau,

I wonder what your XDG_CONFIG_HOME look lik.
Looking at 0.9, if XDG_CONFIG_HOM is set, the file will be looked for in ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/config instead of

Can you try the following and send the output, in a terminal ( terminator :p) get an interative python shell :
$ python
and type the following:
import os
print os.environ['XDG_CONFIG_HOME']

what is the output?


chantra (chantra) said : #7

here is the possible bug regarding my previous comment:

Beau Bechdol (bbechdol) said : #8

Hi there here is the ouput of the python stuff

Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jul 31 2008, 17:28:52)
[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import os
>>> print os.environ['XDG_CONFIG_HOME']
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 22, in __getitem__
    raise KeyError(key)

chantra (chantra) said : #9

ok, so XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set, thus you are not hitting LP#247893.
I guess the best is to pastebin it:

Beau Bechdol (bbechdol) said : #10

Im sorry but I dont know whatyou mean by "pastbin it"

Beau Bechdol (bbechdol) said : #11

Ok looks like it is working now I dont know what changed it but not I have title and what not.

Beau Bechdol (bbechdol) said : #12

Thanks to everyone on your help :)