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Date:      Tue, 19 May 2015 19:49:47 +0530
From:      Avinash Sonawane <rootkea@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: gnome-terminal failing to start
Message-ID:  <CAJ9BSW-mxm+1ZBMd7UUcGeOb4ZSQKCxcOmYLudtXQcXO1ZwHsw@mail.gmail.com>
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On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 5:15 PM, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

> In this case, install the regular xterm or rxvt (or their
> -unicode version, if you need) and use those for further
> testing. Start "xterm" using Gnome's "Run..." dialog and
> then start the "gnome-terminal" (I think that's the binary's
> name) from within xterm. You should then be able to see
> an error message.

I completely forgot about xterm! When I tried gnome-terminal from
xterm it produced an error message as: "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"

After searching on the web a bit regarding the above error it turned
out to be system locale issue (which is C and not UTF-8 by default).

But then I found out other gnome apps were crashing at random and I
personally found GNOME3 to be very unstable so I deinstalled gnome3
and installed xfce4 which is my current setup.


> You're probably using a recent FreeBSD 10 system, so you're
> affected by the switch from sc to vt. This should help:
>
> https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons

I am sorry but I couldn't get what I should do to access virtual
terminals. From the given link it seems Newcons is a work in progress
and may be in the next few months devs will patch the vt issue. Am I
wrong in assuming this or should I take any explicit steps to access
virtual terminals?

-- 
Avinash Sonawane (RootKea)
PICT, Pune
http://rootkea.wordpress.com



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