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Bug 1232 - gnome-terminal preferences get eaten
gnome-terminal preferences get eaten
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 1999-02-18 13:52 EST by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-01 12:03:46 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 1999-02-18 13:52:09 EST
Each time I start gnome-session, my gnome-terminal
preferences get replaced with:
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 1999-04-05 12:24:59 EDT
I can't seem to reproduce this bug - I can make changes
to the gnome-terminal configuration and they get saved
properly between sessions.

Does this still happen with the latest GNOME? Can you
give a sequence of actions to reproduce this?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-07 12:33:59 EDT
If I do something so that I don't exit the session
properly (shutdown -r from an xterm, etc.), when
I next start the session, the session-management saved
ones have the right preferences, but any new ones
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-01 12:00:00 EST
This is back starting with beta3. Basically, every time I come
in to work, I have to redo my preferences, even when all I
do in between is a suspend/resume cycle.

Is it tied to IP address somehow?
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2001-02-02 14:30:02 EST
Not IP address. I have seen it happen too, but just when I got a debugging
version compiled, it stopped happening. The first step is to be able to
consistently reproduce it without having to log out, by finding a config file
that will cause this to happen all the time.
Comment 5 rotten 2001-05-04 17:12:52 EDT
I've seen this bug appear when the /home partition has no available space.
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-19 19:02:45 EDT
Random theory: g-t per-session and per-class settings are simply really confusing. 

That is, I don't have ~/.gnome/gnome-terminal, just
~/.gnome/gnome-terminal-XXXXXX files. 

Anyone buy that?

I can't see a single reason g-t would lose prefs but not other apps...
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2002-02-18 23:12:42 EST
Closing. I haven't seen this in a while.

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