Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 975523
cannot change any gnome preferences
Last modified: 2013-06-25 09:11:30 EDT
Description of problem:
I cannot change any settings under the Profile Preferences in gnome-terminal. For example, I clicked the checkbox to disable "Use the system fixed width font" and it turned off for a split second, then it immediately turned back on. Likewise with other preferences such as "Allow bold text"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
every time (?) (it happened on my daily system and in a fresh virtual machine)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch gnome-terminal
2. go to Edit -> Profile Preferences
3. try to change the font setting
cannot change any settings
allowed to change settings
This is a dconf problem, nothing to do with gnome-terminal itself.
Yes, I see now that I cannot change other settings either like the wallpaper. Moving to dconf.
And I cannot add applications to the favorites list in gnome-shell. My dconf database is acting like it's read-only.
The logs contained this error:
Jun 25 08:00:53 tarantula.localdomain /etc/gdm/Xsession: (gnome-settings-daemon:1900): 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
And my dconf database was corrupt (full of nothing but null bytes):
~]$ od ~/.config/dconf/user
0000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000
I removed my corrupt db and updated the glib2 package to glib2-2.36.3-2.fc19 and now I can change settings again.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 975521 ***