When I attempt to start Gnome Terminal via the favorites bar, ctrl-alt-t, Activities → Terminal it does not start.
I have x-term installed and it runs fine.
From the x-term shell, I run
gnome-shell --version and it reports:
GNOME Shell 3.28.4
- What steps are recommended to troubleshoot to diagnosis what is wrong?
- Is there a way to safely reinstall the Gnome terminal so that it works?
Thanks to Byte Commander for the suggestion, I ran
gnome-terminal from the x-term CLI and saw the following output:
$ gnome-terminal Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/gnome-terminal", line 9, in <module> from gi.repository import GLib, Gio File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 42, in <module> from . import _gi ImportError: cannot import name '_gi' from 'gi' (/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py)
Now I realize what happened that broke things. A few days ago I decided to build my own Python3. For whatever reason, it looks like I have a bad install or build of Python3.
Given the above output, what suggestions are there to fix it?