[xubuntu-users] .cache/dconf/user file ?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Sep 19 11:12:30 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-09-19 at 06:46 -0400, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> I was backing up my home directory using cron, like I always do. Today
> I got an error message:
> cp: cannot open ‘/home/my_user/.cache/dconf/user’ for reading: Permission denied
> .cache/dconf/user is
> -rw------- 1 root root 2 Sep 18 13:24 user
> I am doing the backups as my_user
> how did this file get created by root and why is it there?? yesterday
> about that time I installed TDE, the trinity desktop..

That's an issue I experience very often, IIRC for example a "gksu gedit"
does cause this issue and then Evolution runs into issues too, take a
look at ~/.xsession-errors. After a reboot the permissions are ok again.
I suspect you can change the permissions manually ;), but usually I
experience combinations of issues, that's why I reboot, btw. on Arch
Linux using Xfce4, so it's not Xubuntu related. There are tons of issues
with dbus and gnome apps, dconf, when using Xfce4.

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