so, this just happened again, and is really annoying. last time the profile entries in the global config file were missing. this time two of the .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/*
files are completely empty and one is corrupted, and only has three lines in.
done know if this is some kind of hardware faliure, maybe. though if not id really like to sort it out. another xml config file also got wiped , the VirtualBox config one , twice. thankfully it automatically saves a '-prev' version, so i just copied that each time. anyway, i'm rapidly losing losing faith in my home directory and a local configs. so if anyone can shed any light on this i'd be most grateful.
thanks for all and any replies.
ps. i forgot to give the output of that command last time,so here are the first few, the rest are the same (i don't feel that i can post usernames and owners etc, so they are 'x'ed out):
drwx------ 2 xxxxx xxxxx 4096 2012-07-11 14:49 .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default
-rw------- 1 xxxxx xxxxx 0 2011-12-22 12:39 .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/%gconf.xml
drwx------ 2 xxxxx xxxxx 4096 2012-07-12 10:22 .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Profile0