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When I try to start gnome terminal from launcher, nothing happens. except terminal Icon starts glowing for a few seconds and then nothing ....

But when I try to open it through urxvt, It starts without any kind of error or output.

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  • Try start it from another terminal and check output. – BlueManCZ Jun 18 '17 at 11:33
  • @BlueManCZ Tried it in xterm and xfce4 terminal. no difference – A.Esm.T Jun 18 '17 at 12:05
  • Yes, but was there any warning or error message? – BlueManCZ Jun 18 '17 at 12:50
  • @BlueManCZ no difference ! no there was not any error message in urxvt nor in xterm or xfce terminal. – A.Esm.T Jun 18 '17 at 12:55
  • @BlueManCZ I just started it in i3wm. it worked perfectly. so the problem is unity (probably) – A.Esm.T Jun 18 '17 at 12:56

There can be problem with launcher command which starts aplication.

Install alacarte, run it, find gnome-terminal launcher, open properties and insert command which work for you into input for command. In your case gnome-terminal or /usr/bin/gnome-terminal. Than save changes.

  • it worked. but I really want to solve the real problem. what is wrong with gnome-terminal-server ?? why it doesn't work? – A.Esm.T Jun 18 '17 at 16:09
  • I don't use Ubuntu, but Debian. Here I have Gnome and in my gnome-terminal launcher there is default command gnome-terminal. Command gnome-terminal-server or any package with this name doesn't exist here. So you should wait for some Ubuntu guru. – BlueManCZ Jun 18 '17 at 16:33
  • @A.Esm.T gnome-terminal-server is the process name, gnome-terminal the command to run gnome-terminal. – Jacob Vlijm Jun 18 '17 at 17:47

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