After upgrading to 18.04, I cannot launch terminal or nautilus from the favorites side bar. Xterm, however, is fine, and from there I can execute at least nautilus. Running gnome-terminal in the xterm window do nothing, except the warning "AT-SPI: Could not obtain desktop path or name"

Ctrl + Alt + T won't start the terminal, either. Nothing happens.

PS: I went from Ubuntu 16 through Ubuntu 17.10 without really using 17, perhaps I had the problems there, too.

  • watch this may be it helps you. – singrium May 20 '18 at 20:18

I had same problem Include the Text Editor, file Manager (Nautilus) , Terminal,... not worked and also the sound after Login didn't work too.

After Upgrading OS , reinstall the Nautilus, .... witch is didn't help

Finally, by remove the "Google chrome remote desktop" is solved for me. By Command : sudo apt remove chrome-remote-desktop

Good luck


I can answer my own question. It seems that the problem had something to do with old configuration files. I cleaned out a lot of stuff in the "dot" directories, as per hints elsewhere, and now it works as intended.

  • Looking at the userids, this is not "your own question" ... – Pierre.Vriens May 22 '18 at 0:21
  • In fact it is; I just did not understand the different ways of logging in to this forum. – Per Strömgren May 22 '18 at 10:26

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