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)
Release:        17.10
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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