GParted does not start in LXQt

Symptom: Clicking on GParted launcher has no effect. Log /var/log/messages shows:

 The value for environment variable TERM contains suscipious content …

The cause was having set the TERM variable using LXQt Session Settings, Default Applications, Terminal Emulation to /usr/bin/lxterm.  Changing back to xterm and logging out-in fixed the issue.