Im on Manjaro GNOME. I installed this package from AUR via Add/Remove Software: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/github-desktop/

It told me that I need to restart as it /installed/reinstalled some kernel modules or something. Now my default gnome-terminal does not work. I cannot open it.

When I try to open it either via keyboard shortcut or an icon it tries to start but never shows up. I can see it as a process, it shows up for a second in my System Monitor and then just disappears

I installed another (Deepin) terminal. And when I open him that's what I get:

_p9k_init_params:72: character not in range                                                                   

The same also happens with alacrity terminal.

THe GNOME terminal had ZSH and a lot of emojis etc


I have the same problem after a recent update. I am no expert but I guess something wrong with the locale settings. I fixed it by regenerating the locale settings as shown here:

Open a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + F3

In /etc/locale.gen add/uncomment

en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8

then run with sudo:


Then my gnome terminal is functional again.


Manjaro Gnome after installing updates and rebooting I could not open terminal and after installing deepin terminal I got the above message.

After searching on the web for answers this is what fixed it:

  1. Back up your .zshrc if its not already in the .zshrc.bak and delete the .zshrc file

  2. Install deepin terminal from your package manager

  3. after opening deepin terminal type:

    echo en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 | sudo tee -a /etc/locale.gen


    echo en_ZA.UTF-8 UTF-8 | sudo tee -a /etc/locale.gen


    sudo locale-gen
  4. Reboot your PC

  5. After the reboot your terminal will open but it looks very much vanilla.

  6. Please check if you have a .zshrc file if not create one or just paste the one you backed up or copy the contents of .zshrc.bak into the new .zshrc file.

  7. source .zshrc

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