gnome-terminal 3.16.2-1 stopped working after a system update. I am running
Linux arch 4.1.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 17 08:52:28 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux.
When launching it I recieve
Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 8
Googling the problem told me to re-set the locale settings. For that I opened
/etc/locale.gen and made sure that
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 was uncommented.
I then ran
sudo locale-gen to generate the locales. To top things off I also ran
localectl set-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and rebooted.
When the problem first arose I did recieve an error message that had to do with the locale. After doing the previous steps those error messages disappeared, but
gnome-terminal still does not work. The above error message remains.
Strange behaviour that I can otherwise observe:
My Nautilus file manager will not start from the desktop shortcut, but does start without problems from the console.
gnome-terminal does launch when run as root.
LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8" LC_PAPER=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8" LC_ALL=
System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us,de