I am trying to spawn a shell outside emacs, not in a buffer.

I have tried (start-process "firefox" nil "firefox"), wich does start a firefox process outside emacs, but when i tried (start-process "bash" nil "/bin/bash") nothing seems to happen.

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Because bash it is not the GUI program. Start your terminal emulator instead like

(start-process "xterm" nil (executable-find "xterm"))

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