Comment 2 for bug 58232

Yes, it does not start neither from the menu nor from an xterm.

It is version 2.16.0-0ubuntu1 (happened with 2.15.92..., too).

It does not "crash" with an exception, it exits gracefully with a non-zero exit code, so there is no backtrace, and I cannot gdb it.

I suspect that it is a font problem, as many other applications which use fonts in an "exotic" manner do not work correctly either, (see e.g. Bug #58192).

If you know what the X error code numbers mean, please tell me, as this is not a fresh edgy install but a dist-upgrade from dapper, I won't rule out a misconfiguration yet. But still a more informative error message could be the result of fixing this bug.