Why is the terminal not opening in Ubuntu running on VirtualBox?

How can I fix the issue of the terminal not opening in Ubuntu 22.04 on VirtualBox 7.0.0, running on Windows 11? When I click on the terminal, the name and arrow briefly appear in the upper left corner but then disappear, and the terminal fails to open. I am unsure whether the issue is with Ubuntu or VirtualBox, and I would appreciate any guidance on resolving this problem.

You can solve the issue by following the steps below:

  1. Open the Ubuntu in VirtualBox.
  2. Click the “Settings” icon in the launcher or menu bar.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on “Language and Region”.
  4. Select a different language from the dropdown menu, e.g. UK English instead of English.
  5. Restart the VirtualBox
  6. Try opening the terminal again, and it should work.


This should resolve the issue and allow you to use the terminal in Ubuntu on VirtualBox.

Another potential solution is reinstalling the operating system with “Skip Unattended Installation” checked during setup. This may resolve the issue and allow the terminal to function properly.