I recently uninstalled mono packages and may have removed something else I shouldn't have. I tried using apt-get to remove gnome-terminal and reinstall it, but I still see no text in terminal. I'm using xterm for now, which works fine, but I would rather have the option of using terminal.
this answer could help more to the OP, with a step-by-step guide to provide the solution.
Use colors from your system theme
Select Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Colours.
Check Use colors from system theme. The changes will be applied automatically.
- Make sure that Use colors from system theme is unchecked. Choose the desired color scheme from Built-in schemes, or select your desired color using Palette. Color scheme choicesvare applied automatically.
If doesn't help you should do a terminal initialization using