Gnome-terminal doesn't start when I click it from the dash. When I open x-term and try to start it from there, I get"floating point exception (core-dumped)". But I could start gnome-terminal as root. So what's going on? And how do I fix it?
Given your description, it is almost certain that
The information sent to Launchpad when Apport automatically reports the crash is necessary for your bug report (for a crash, like this) to be useful. It's possible to manually generate this information, but there is very little reason to do so, since Apport does the job quite well.
Since this is one of the first pages that appears when searching for this problem, and there is no actual solution to it, I thought of posting one that worked for me.
-- This should only work if you tinkered with fonts by using Ubuntu Tweak --
So, if you did do that, go to MyUnity, go to the fonts tab, and select Default Settings. After the fonts have been returned to normal, the terminal will start working again.
At least that did the trick for me.
Props go to Knurveren for the fix.