Bug#746415: gnome-terminal: will not start with non-utf-8 locale

Miroslav Puda miroslav.puda at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 07:30:28 UTC 2015

I had similar issue:
$ gnome-terminal
(process:2410): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
	Using the fallback 'C' locale.Error constructing proxy for
org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling
StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process
org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 8

I was unable to fix it with `dpkg-reconfigure locales` or `localectl`.
I noticed that LC_ALL was unset so I added it to /etc/default/locale.

$ cat /etc/default/locale

Gnome terminal works now (after restart).
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