Description of problem:
gnome-terminal sometimes fails to run .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Workstation 28 x86_64 on X/wayland
# Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Timeout was reached
Same as bug #1573712 (which I described earlier in bug #1570924).
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This is still happening on Fedora 31 with NIS, gnome-terminal dies.
Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Timeout was reached
I tried the workaround suggested at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1108808/gnome-terminal-fails-to-start-timed-out which results in:
dbus-update-activation-environment: warning: error sending to systemd: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs: Invalid environment assignments
Trying a local user works fine. Switched to MATE for the time being.
I am not sure that this is actually the same problem (see comment 1).
Does https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Terminal/FAQ#Terminal_fails_to_start help you narrow down the problem any further?