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#1 2013-06-20 10:39:59

raymondcal
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Registered: 2010-06-16
Posts: 45

[solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

Hi!
Since this morning, all the settings of my Gnome Shell have been reset, and I can’t change them anymore : everytime I check an option in Gnome-control-center, or in the Terminal options, or in Empathy options, the check-mark disappear immediatly, and nothing is saved.
When I’m lauching gnome-control-center via the Terminal, and try to change settings, here is what it says :

(gnome-control-center:2692): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._g_2dfile_2derror_2dquark.Code17: Cannot open dconf database: invalid gvdb header

(systemctl tells that Dbus is running and active)
After googling, it seems to be a bug, related to dconf. Some Fedora’s guys have noticed it too : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=975521

Does somebody have an idea about that?

Thank you very much for your help.

Last edited by raymondcal (2013-06-20 13:04:11)

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#2 2013-06-20 13:03:52

raymondcal
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Registered: 2010-06-16
Posts: 45

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

OK, it seems my .config/dconf/user* files were corrupted… I erased them, and all is OK now…

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#3 2013-06-21 12:25:53

southerncross
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Registered: 2010-02-03
Posts: 36

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

I seem to have the same symptoms, however launching the gnome-control-center from the terminal won't give me the same error message. If anything it starts regularly without error. I'm very hesitant to delete my .config folder; the way I see it maybe there's a permission issue, as using dconf will produce no change whatsoever.

Anybody has an idea?

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#4 2013-06-21 12:43:46

Unia
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From: The Netherlands
Registered: 2010-03-30
Posts: 2,482
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Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

Then don't delete it - simply move it out of the way:

mv ~/.config/dconf/ ~/.config/dconf.bak

If you can't sit by a cozy fire with your code in hand enjoying its simplicity and clarity, it needs more work. --Carlos Torres

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#5 2013-06-21 13:58:14

southerncross
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Registered: 2010-02-03
Posts: 36

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

Well, hum, that's what I did. I kind of messed up my Evolution settings, but otherwise things went back to normal. Thanks!

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#6 2013-06-26 17:12:20

miles969
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Registered: 2013-02-03
Posts: 17

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

Unia wrote:

Then don't delete it - simply move it out of the way:

mv ~/.config/dconf/ ~/.config/dconf.bak

thanks for that big_smile!

i had the same problem this morning. at least i could set up most things again by moving the corrupt file.

i think my machine crashed last night at shutdown - that may have caused it. hope the changes stick after a reboot.

regards,
m.

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#7 2013-06-30 12:02:26

J_Adler
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From: Brazil
Registered: 2013-06-30
Posts: 2

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

Thanks guys, this work for me!!!

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#8 2013-07-06 13:06:59

jonnybel
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Registered: 2011-11-21
Posts: 20

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

My computer crashed and the same thing happened to me.

Does anyone know a way of recovering the configuration I previously had, at least partially?

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#9 2013-07-16 00:34:45

lowbit
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Registered: 2013-07-16
Posts: 1

Re: [solved] Gnome 3.8 : unable to change settings

raymondcal wrote:

OK, it seems my .config/dconf/user* files were corrupted… I erased them, and all is OK now…

Same problem; same solution. Thanks a lot!

Seems that Gnome 3 are not dealing very well with energy breaks (that happened to me after my machine shut down unexpectedly).

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