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[Bug 1315835] Re: gedit overwrite dconf config with root permission


I am having the same problem on a different system.
I am using Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca", MATE Edition (a derivative of Ubuntu 14.04).
In MATE (a Gnome 2 fork), gedit has been renamed to pluma.

Specifically, just starting up
    sudo pluma 
makes the ownership of ~/.config/dconf/user immediately change from myusername.myusername to root.root.

This is a horrible bug!  When I reboot much later, my user preferences all appear to be toast.  No panel, no background, no keyboard remapping ...  And it's hardly obvious why or how to fix it.  It's very hard to track down that it boils down to permissions on a mysterious, hidden file that I never even touched!   
Is this the right place to report the bug?  I found this ticket by searching the web for .config/dconf/user permissions.

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  gedit overwrite dconf config with root permission

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Bug description:

  gedit overrides the /home/user/.config/dconf/user file and convert it to root user.
  Also the gedit config files where overritten as root.

  The problem exists since xubuntu 14.04.

  I tried sudo, gksudo and sudo -H, but it does not change anything.


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