[Users] Wtf?! Claws doesn't find my accounts anymore!

Ralf Mardorf info.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Aug 6 10:59:25 CEST 2015

On Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:57:16 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Thu, 6 Aug 2015 00:05:51 +0200, Ralf Hutter wrote:
>>The only file in /home not owned by me is .cache/dconf/user
>If you e.g. run a GUI editor of desktop environments using dconf with
>user privileges, it could happen that /run/user/1???/dconf/user can't

 Oops, this should read "root privileges".

>be accessed by the user anymore, so other apps, e.g. a mailer using
>dconf (not Claws, but perhaps Evolution) can't access
>/run/user/1???/dconf/user, but it might need to do it. I don't use
>GNOME, Mate or Cinnamon, so I don't know if some odd thingy, of those
>odd desktop environments could interact with stuff that is important
>for apps that have nothing to do with those bizarre desktop
>environments. I'm using a few apps that need dconf and from time to
>time there's the need to delete /run/user/1???/dconf/user.
>You could check permissions by running
>ls -l /run/user/1???/dconf/user
>Assumed your users have another id than 1xyz, replace the 1??? ;).
>For Linux the first user usually gets the id 1000 and IIRC for FreeBSD
>it's 1001.
>Just in case now and then I use an alias to delete it, without checking
>the permissions first.
>[weremouse at moonstudio ~]$ grep
>drecksconf /mnt/archlinux/home/rocketmouse/.bashrc alias
>drecksconf='echo " $(id -un)@$(hostname): \"dconf > /dev/nirvana\"";
>sudo rm /run/user/1???/dconf/user'

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