I'm also experiencing this issue. I first noticed it when attempting to
start gnome-terminal using i3. The keyboard shortcut failed to launch
the terminal. I've noticed the same behavior intermittently using Gnome
desktop as well.
Sometimes restarting resolves the issue. But after a couple restarts,
and uninstalling/re-installing, gnome-terminal still fails to launch (it
simply returns the dbus accessibility warning).
Fortunately I could use the impressive alacritty terminal in the
Here's my system info:
➜ ~ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Artful Aardvark (development branch)
Just let me know if any additional information is needed.
And thanks to Plamen above for the workaround! Using "dbus-launch gnome-
terminal" launches gnome-terminal without issue.
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Can't open gnome terminal
Status in gnome-terminal package in Ubuntu:
Selecting gnome terminal after search(winkey->type "term"->select
Terminal), results in loading terminal for a few seconds and simply
disappearing of the loading indication from the title bar.
Nothing else happens. No error and no terminal shown.
This behavior appeared after upgrade to 17.04
I don't have such a problem when opening MATE Terminal.
Also when I run "gnome-terminal" in the mate terminal it outputs this:
"Error constructing proxy for
org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling
StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Timeout was reached"
>> lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 17.04
>> apt-cache policy gnome-terminal
*** 3.20.2-1ubuntu8 500
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/main amd64 Packages
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: gnome-terminal 3.20.2-1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-21.23-generic 4.10.11
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-21-generic x86_64
Date: Tue May 30 17:15:09 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-06-17 (713 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to zesty on 2017-04-17 (42 days ago)
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