Bug#720920: gnome-terminal: Opening 'Root-Terminal' (gksu x-terminal-emulator) a 2nd time in session fails with error

Juergen Wieczorek juergenw_ at web.de
Mon Aug 26 10:24:17 UTC 2013

Package: gnome-terminal
Version: 3.8.3-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I cannot open a 'Root-Terminal' a 2nd time in the same session, even if the 1st instance was already closed.
Clicking the desktop starter icon results in a spinning wheel and then the execution is aborted.

Trying to start it from the console yields the following error message:

jwi at marvin42:~$ gksu gnome-terminal
glibtop: Non-standard uts for running kernel:
release 3.10-2-amd64=3.10.0 gives version code 199168
Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Fehler beim Aufruf von StartServiceByName fÃŒr org.gnome.Terminal: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process /usr/lib/gnome-terminal/gnome-terminal-server exited with status 1

Juergen Wieczorek

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-terminal depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.16.1-1
ii  gconf-service                                3.2.6-1
ii  gnome-terminal-data                          3.8.3-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.4.2-3
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.8.0-2
ii  libc6                                        2.17-92
ii  libdconf1                                    0.16.1-1
ii  libgconf-2-4                                 3.2.6-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.36.4-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.8.2-3
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.32.5-5+b1
ii  libuuid1                                     2.20.1-5.5
ii  libvte-2.90-9                                1:0.34.6-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.6.1-1

Versions of packages gnome-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus-x11  1.6.12-1
ii  gvfs      1.16.3-1
ii  yelp      3.8.1-2

gnome-terminal suggests no packages.

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