Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 866367
Cannot change settings in control-center as root
Last modified: 2012-10-15 04:47:04 EDT
Description of problem:
I was following setup steps in
In "gnome-control-center screen" run as *root* I tried to un-check "Dim screen to save power" or change "Lock screen after" and always got error message into console:
** (gnome-control-center:3556): WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gnome-control-center screen from console as root
2. try to un-check "Dim screen to save power" or change "Lock screen after"
error messages in console and options are unable to be changed.
options are able to be changed
It works fine when doing it as ordinary user.
$ rpm -q gnome-settings-daemon
Don't run gnome-control-center as root. Don't run your session as root.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 865530 ***