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mate-settings-daemon CPU 100%

Linux Mint

Found an annoying error on Linux Mint v17.1 ‘Rebecca’ MATE 64-bit. The CPU went up to 100% with a process called ‘mate-settings-daemon‘.

With a little help from strace it was some privileges problems in the ~/.cache folder.  One of the folders (dconf) had changed user from my own to root and I have no idea of how that could have happened. Anyway, did the following:

sudo chown -R <username>:<username> ~/.conf 
sudo pkill -9 -f mate-settings-daemon

After that I also had to uncheck the “remember-numlock-state” setting with the “dconf-editor



That seems to have done the trick.