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Who stole GNOME’s Enter key ?

Filed under: GNOME — Thomas @ 23:23


If you find it, please bring it back. It would let us fix monstrosity warnings like this one:

WARNING: failed to install schema `/schemas/apps/gnome-sound-recorder/popup-warning-v' locale `C': Unable to store a value at key '/schemas/apps/gnome-sound-recorder/popup-warning-v', as the configuration server has no writable databases. There are some common causes of this problem: 1) your configuration path file /etc/gconf/2/path doesn't contain any databases or wasn't found 2) somehow we mistakenly created two gconfd processes 3) your operating system is misconfigured so NFS file locking doesn't work in your home directory or 4) your NFS client machine crashed and didn't properly notify the server on reboot that file locks should be dropped. If you have two gconfd processes (or had two at the time the second was launched), logging out, killing all copies of gconfd, and logging back in may help. If you have stale locks, remove ~/.gconf*/*lock. Perhaps the problem is that you attempted to use GConf from two machines at once, and ORBit still has its default configuration that prevents remote CORBA connections - put "ORBIIOPIPv4=1" in /etc/orbitrc. As always, check the user.* syslog for details on problems gconfd encountered. There can only be one gconfd per home directory, and it must own a lockfile in ~/.gconfd and also lockfiles in individual storage locations such as ~/.gconf


  1. /me seemed to be bitten by this days ago that almost all GNOME apps were not usable because missing default config. But latest rawhide has fixed it?

    Comment by bbbush — 2007-08-10 @ 02:19

  2. Yeah, well – I never had to answer that FAQ again, did I? ;-)

    Except one guy pasted in the whole warning and asked what we thought might be wrong, iirc.

    Comment by Havoc — 2007-08-10 @ 03:08

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