Bug 878610

Summary: gnome-terminal fails to start. D-bus and GConf error.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Rob Wills <rob.d.wills>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Rob Wills 2012-11-20 13:52:18 EST
Description of problem:

When starting gnome-terminal from a launcher\applications menu, gnome-terminal fails to start. When starting gnome-terminal from within Xterm, the following error message is spit out:

GConf Error: Configuration server couldn't be contacted: D-BUS error: The Gconf deamon is currently shutting down.
ERROR:terminal-app.c:1449:terminal_app_init: assertion failed: (app->default_profile_id !=NULL)
Aborted (core dumped)

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How reproducible:

Always; though this is a new behavior as of the last week. I'm not sure if there was a recent package update that could have caused this problem.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gnome-terminal from xterm or a launcher.
Actual results:

gnome-terminal doesn't start.

Expected results:

gnome-terminal starts.

Additional info:

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