After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences.

Things I have tried to no avail:

  • Switching to another profile using terminal > profile > Default

  • Editing the default profile and even editing a newly created one in edit > profiles

  • Resetting gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/gnome-terminal and rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal

  • I have also monitored /var/log/syslog and /var/log/dmesg with tail -f

Any help is greatly welcome and very appreciated, thank you!


I figured it out!

It turns out my gnome-terminal was somehow outdated, even after running apt-get upgrade several times. I found this out by running apt search gnome-terminal, which gave me the following output:

$ apt search gnome-terminal Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done gnome-terminal/vivid 3.14.2-0ubuntu3 amd64 [upgradable from: 3.6.2-0ubuntu1] GNOME terminal emulator application

So I followed with apt-get install gnome-terminal which also updated its dependencies. I also still have a lot of outdated packages, I hope I'll be able to figure those ones out as a simple apt-get upgrade does not help there.

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