Terminal doesn't start

asked 2016-02-07 05:07:40 -0500

Robertor gravatar image

updated 2016-02-08 08:44:12 -0500

Hello everyone,

my terminal stopped starting, all I can see is the symbol showing that it loads and then disappears. Which information / log file can I provide to trace the error? The system is "Fedora 22" and Gnome is "Version 3.16.2".

Thanks in advance.

Edit: This is in .bash_profile

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
    . ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs


export PATH
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Try checking out your system journal (execute journalctl -r and check the entries corresponding to the times around which you execute the Terminal application) and see if there are any clues there as to why your Terminal won't start. Let us know if you find anything.

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2016-02-08 09:32:16 -0500 )edit

Install xterm and then run: $ gnome-terminal Add the output to your post to see what happens.

robyduck gravatar imagerobyduck ( 2016-02-08 10:36:13 -0500 )edit

Pressing Ctrl+Alt + F1 or similar results in just logging out from my account, so I am not sure where to install new software, the graphical interface fails to install anything, the terminal is not available. After executing journalctl -r in Alt+F2, where shell I look it up?

Robertor gravatar imageRobertor ( 2016-02-10 03:54:31 -0500 )edit

"Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Fehler beim Aufruf von StartServiceByName für org.gnome.Terminal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 8" it says when executing gnome-terminal in xterm

Robertor gravatar imageRobertor ( 2016-02-10 04:42:00 -0500 )edit

journalctl -r says 'Feb 10 11:47:00 puppenkiste gnome-session[10798]: (gnome-shell:10831): St-CRITICAL **: st_label_set_text: assertion 'text != NULL' failed'.

Robertor gravatar imageRobertor ( 2016-02-10 04:47:54 -0500 )edit