Bug 866367 - Cannot change settings in control-center as root
Cannot change settings in control-center as root
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 865530
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Control Center Maintainer
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Reported: 2012-10-15 04:20 EDT by Honza Horak
Modified: 2012-10-15 04:47 EDT (History)
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Description Honza Horak 2012-10-15 04:20:25 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

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How reproducible:

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"
Actual results:
error messages in console and options are unable to be changed.

Expected results:
options are able to be changed

Additional info:
It works fine when doing it as ordinary user.
Comment 1 Honza Horak 2012-10-15 04:21:30 EDT
$ rpm -q gnome-settings-daemon
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2012-10-15 04:47:04 EDT
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 ***

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