compiz causes gconfd-2 to write to disk on login

Asked by David Alexander on 2011-04-27

Upon login on reboot, disk activity is constant. iotop shows that gconfd-2 is the culprit with writes in excess of 90kb/s every second.

compiz --replace ccp is running, and once the process is killed, disk activity stops. The process can then be respawned in the session without the symptoms occurring at all.

Is this normal? Could there be some sort of setting I'm missing here? It's smashing my hard disk pretty badly if I let it go. I'm pretty sure it's a bug, but I'm pretty much a n00b so happy to be guided by the community.

Cheers,

David

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2011-04-27
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Please report a bug with apport, which uploads essential info for developers.
Open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Type:
LANG=C ubuntu-bug gconf-defaults-service

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

Future reference on how to find the right package.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage

Example.
In this case it would be a process.
CLI:
ps aux | grep gconfd-2

Result:
/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconfd-2

CLI:
dpkg -S /usr/lib/libgconf2-4

Result:
gconf-defaults-service

Now one may search the package name, click on Bug Reports to find out if there is already one reported which meets a description of the issue and in case confirms a bug instead of uploading a new one. As for upload via apport, if the bug is already reported Launchpad will display a list.
http://packages.ubuntu.com/maverick/gconf-defaults-service

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