Sometime last week gnome-settings-daemon began not starting after login. This ends up causing my themes and hotkeys not to work. I can start it manually, but even when I do this , some settings are not respected (like all my power settings). I read all the notes about having too fast a system (core i7+SSD) and although my system is fast, I don't think this is what is happening because I made a new user and when I login as the new user everything works fine. I see a few segfaults of gnome-settings-daemon it in my logs, from 5 days ago, nothing recent.
So my working theory is that something in my settings has caused it break since it works for another user just fine. In order to remedy this, I tried the following:
- reset Unity settings (unity --reset, unity --reset-icons)
- "reset" gnome settings by deleting a bunch of . directories per directions here.
Are there other settings I'm missing somewhere or other ideas to try here?
Alternatively is moving to a new user account a good solution to this?