Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 975184
dconf: cannot edit configuration because of dbus-launch failure
Last modified: 2016-07-19 06:14:52 EDT
I tried to use dconf to edit .config/dconf/user from a TTY login because the existing configuration prevented GNOME Shell from starting. However, I could not make any changes because of a dbus-launch failure:
[fweimer@oldenburg ~]$ dconf reset -f /org/gnome/desktop/a11y/
error: Error spawning command line `dbus-launch --autolaunch=a701a9e30f0346fab6f030a43a13e639 --binary-syntax --close-stderr': Child process exited with code 1
dconf reset [-f] PATH
Reset a key or dir. -f is required for dirs.
PATH Either a KEY or DIR
KEY A key path (starting, but not ending with '/')
DIR A directory path (starting and ending with '/')
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in on TTY.
2. Run dconf reset -f /org/gnome/desktop/a11y/.
A dbus-launch error.
The configuration should be changed as requested.
"dconf dump /" works.
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Was trying to make a live cd and load my old dconf settings into a new user profile like so:
cat oldsettings | dconf load /
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Changing version to '22'.
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