Comment 38 for bug 58232

Comment from upstream:

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Comment #6 from Emmanuel Rodriguez (points: 7)
2006-11-12 10:34 UTC [reply]

Another workaround is to launch the terminal with the environment variable
XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS set to true:

XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 gnome-terminal

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This works for me.