journal: unable to create file '/run/user/6105/dconf/user': Permission denied. dconf will not work properly

asked 2017-01-25 09:34:15 -0600

robbiethek gravatar image

/var/log/messages has been filling up with these errors:

journal: unable to create file '/run/user/6105/dconf/user': Permission denied.  dconf will not work properly.

User 6105 happens to be my user (non root, non sudo). This is on Fedora 25 and it was running the 4.9.3 kernel, now booted to 4.9.5. The login manager is XDM as GDM kept failing to start. The permissions on the directory noted were owned by my user. Is there any fix or reason for this? When I typed 'who' whilst root, my user wasn't even showing as logged in. I believe /run/user is a temporary space for holding preferences like pulseaudio (which I don't use) and other programs. Is this supposed to delete after a log out or only a reboot? Reboot seems to have cleared it out. Just wondering what causes this.

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