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Terminal tries to reduce the number of running instances by establishing a D-BUS service that handles all terminal windows. The message above tells you that Terminal wasn't able to connect to the D-BUS session message daemon and register a service. This is just a warning, you can use the terminal without the D-BUS service feature as well.
To start the D-BUS session message daemon when you login to your X session, either
modify your xinitrc file and change the line
dbus-launch xfce4-session or use
to start Xfce instead. If you don't use Xfce, please look at the documentation of your
desktop environment on how to enable the D-BUS session daemon.
This problem is actually a bug in vte, the terminal widget used by Terminal. A patch for vte that fixes the problem is available here (this patch was created with version 0.11.11 of vte, it may not work with other versions). Thanks to Auke Kok for this patch.
You can customize the main menubar and the right-click popup menu by editing the file
Terminal/Terminal.ui. Create a copy of this file before you actually
start editing it. For example, say you installed Terminal in
then you would perform the following steps:
$ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/Terminal $ cd ~/.local/share/Terminal $ cp /usr/local/share/Terminal/Terminal.ui .
Now you can safely edit the file
to customize the menus. See the GtkUIManager documentation
for details on the file format. The changes will only be visible in new terminal windows.
If you choose to customize your menus this way, you'll have to take care to sync
Terminal.ui file when you upgrade to a newer Terminal
release to keep up with user interface changes and additions.