Failed to execute default Terminal Emulator (Hint vte3-ng)

“Failed to execute default Terminal Emulator: Input/output error”

I recently ran into this problem with xfce4-terminal, I have around 7 or 8 desktop environments installed and selectively upgraded xfce4.

After spending an hour trying to fix the problem here’s what worked (total accident).

I was installing termite (another terminal emulator), and it installed vte3-ng and removed vte3.

I tried reopening xfce4-terminal and it worked like a charm.

Hope it saves you some time!

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