Failed to execute default Terminal Emulator (when trying to open a terminal in Thunar)
If you get this while using Xubuntu or Ubuntu then go to default applications and
change the terminal to a different GUI terminal, such as
I think the problem is something to do with the xfce terminal not able to support 24-bit colour.
Update (11/08/08): Upgrading Ubuntu will fix the problem.
Update (12/01/09): From Jordan Roy:
I encountered the same problem, but I got rid of it by installing
Hope this helps people searching for this error on Google. If it does, doesn’t, or you know a better solution, please let me know via my contact page.