overriden configuration after disk check

Asked by Albert Vilella

Binary package hint: evolution

My Ubuntu 8.10 did an automated disk check on boot and now some of the configuration options in Evolution have been overriden: the sound I use to signify new email is also used when I navigate through the menus, just before any menu window appear, or if I do a Search: in the search box...

What are the relevant config files and how should they look like?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: evolution 2.24.3-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: evolution
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-11-generic i686

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This question was originally filed as bug #357670.

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Albert Vilella (avilella) said :
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Albert Vilella (avilella) said :

Now I got this error from Evolution when trying to close it:

GConf error: Bad key or directory name: "�O
�3�olution/mail/composer/window_width": Must begin with a slash '/'

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said :

thanks for the report, wow how did you broken that? best way is to backup your evolution folder/emails and start again, are you sure fsck did that? it should repair the problems on the disc not cause more.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) said :

the issue seems rather an local corruption one and user questions than a bug

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C de-Avillez (hggdh2) said :

Hello Albert,

It seems something back happened to your disk, and fsck recovered what was possible (but with corruption on *at least* some of the files (including gconf).

This is really bad; other files may have been corrupted also, and it is difficult to say what is the extent of the damage.

You can *try* to recover part of Evolution by going through all the configuration panels, and checking/correcting the entries; but I suspect other aspects of Gnome may also have been corrupted (since gconf is reporting corruption).

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