Unfortunately I do not know how to debug this further, but when I open a gnome-terminal and type exit it does not close. It says "logout" and scrolls down to show an empty window, but the window/tab doesn't close.
If I press X it closes.
From another terminal ps -Al gives me "bash <defunct>"
This behaviour occured after an emerge --update world but I'm not sure if immediatley after.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. type "gnome-terminal"
3. type "exit"
gnome-terminal window does not close
gnome-terminal window closes
Do you use latest nvidia-drivers (180.35) ? Is a known problem with the latest version, it seems to broke things like gnome-screensaver and anything related with signals.
And if not please post emerge --info :).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 260441 ***
you're completly right, thanks!