Originally Posted by sycamorex
Perhaps, GNOME sets the $TERMINAL variable which is tested as the first one in the "for" loop of the i3-sensible-terminal script. If the variable is not set, it then tries to execute one of the terminals listed after that. Have a look at that script and you'll see the order of terminals. If your favourite terminal is, for example, sakura, put it at the beginning or set the $TERMINAL variable explicitly on the startup.
Actually i just found the issue. You just have to find the right terms sometimes in google
. Anyways here is the issue:
For some reason in i3 & debian if you use the default color scheme you will get a black background with black text which makes you think you have an empty terminal window. I wish i would have known
. The same issue didn't have in ubuntu.