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Bug 1695690 - gnome-terminal fails to start with Error calling StartServiceByName: Timeout was reached
Summary: gnome-terminal fails to start with Error calling StartServiceByName: Timeout ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Debarshi Ray
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-04-03 15:33 UTC by Christophe de Dinechin
Modified: 2019-04-03 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Christophe de Dinechin 2019-04-03 15:33:02 UTC
Description of problem:

Running gnome-terminal from within a tightvnc-server session fails with the message:

# Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Timeout was reached

The problem occurs with X11 over `ssh -Y` and within a gnome-session running on a tightvnc-server instance.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-terminal.x86_64               3.28.2-3.el8               @beaker-AppStream

How reproducible: Always (no workaround found so far)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Provisioned a machine with RHEL-8.0.0-20190326.n.0 in Beaker
2. yum module install virt
3. yum group install Workstation
4. yum install tigervnc tigervnc-server xterm
5. vncserver -geometry 1600x1200
6. DISPLAY=:1 gnome-session

Actual results:

In the gnome-session (and outside), gnome-terminal fails to start with above message

Expected results:

gnome-terminal starts correctly

Additional info:

Apparently not a problem with the distro itself, since gnome-terminal works fine in a guest installed on that host from the same image.

xterm works (but is remarkably slow)

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