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How can I set rxvt as my default terminal in Ubuntu?

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Install rxvt on your system and run sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator.

Then choose rxvt, and that is finished.

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That worked, but it doesn't get started from the Accesories > Terminal (Ubuntu Netbook Remix)? Do I have to put some lines in my .bashrc? I'm new to Linux... – guillermooo Oct 24 '09 at 12:45
    
Go to System/Preferences/Prefered Applications/System and choose your favorite terminal emulator. – Dom Oct 24 '09 at 15:29

Setting from command-line without keyboard choice:

sudo update-alternatives --set x-terminal-emulator /usr/bin/urxvt
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