Bug#692991: [dconf-tools] File: ~/.config/dconf/user becomes corrupted and breaks account

Julian debian at styxxx.de
Mon Apr 27 22:27:31 UTC 2015

Package: dconf-service
Version: 0.22.0-1
Followup-For: Bug #692991

Problem still exists. ~/.config/dconf/user is getting corrupted continuously
and the Desktop environment freezes after login (in my case MATE: mate-panel is
using all cpu but is not showing;  everything else stops loading; grafical
artifacts (maybe parts of the panel) can occour). Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, deleting
the user-file and replacing it with a backup works. The md5sums of the
corrupted file and the backup of course differs, although no changed should
have been made.

I noticed the following actions than may trigger this (but don't have to - I
wasn't able to reproduce it every time, but it's very likely to happen):
- I'm using a setup with two monitors. Booting without the second corrupts the
user file
- "Playing" with xrandr (changing the setup, without saving it) can corrupt the
user file. Also the xrandr setup can't be changed anymore until rebooting in
that case.
- Some system crash (failing to enter sleep mode for example) corrupts the file
and of course
- changing dconf settings can corrupt the file, without any reproducable

Not sure but maybe the fact that I'm using multiple monitors and MATE (now
1.8.1+dfsg1-3) has something to do with it, due to the actions that triggers

I think this problem is more related to dconf-service instead of dconf-tools.
But this bug report already existed so I won't file a new one.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages dconf-service depends on:
ii  libc6         2.19-18
ii  libdconf1     0.22.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.42.1-1

Versions of packages dconf-service recommends:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend  0.22.0-1

dconf-service suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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