Bug#732209: dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied.

Vlad Orlov monsta at inbox.ru
Thu Sep 15 13:21:59 BST 2016


Just found a link to a pam module [1] (posted in the comment at [2]).

> It's a pam module that removes the XDG_RUNTIME_DIR environment variable from
> the environment if the user authenticating is different from the user owning
> it.  This is for the case of programs like gksu clobbering the users' dconf
> settings.

I don't know if this would be an acceptable workaround for this problem.
Can you please give your opinion on it?

[1] https://github.com/sbalneav/libpam-envclean
[2] https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-settings-daemon/issues/44#issuecomment-247147445

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