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[Solved] Lost personal settings and cannot get them back [answered]

asked 2017-04-20 11:46:59 +0300

alci gravatar image

updated 2017-04-21 16:58:40 +0300

My jolla 1 just abruptly stopped yesterday, maybe caused by overheating, or a contact failure. Anyway, I restarted it, but now here are my symptoms:

  • no more background (only black), even when switching ambiances
  • no more settings shortcuts, and impossible to add one (selecting one does not work, stays unselected)
  • personal settings lost (for example, swipe to close now minimizes the apps)

So, where should I look to find the problem ? Thanks in advance

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answered 2017-04-21 16:58:19 +0300

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Thanks to pawel, it was indeed caused by a filesystem corruption. To solve it I did the following:

  1. remove some android games that take a lot of disk space
  2. btrfs-balancer balance

This was not enough, as I have my /home/nemo/ mounted on the sd-card (mmcblk1p1), and the fs (ext4) was corrupted too. So:

  1. systemctl disable mount-sd-home.service (see
  2. reboot
  3. fsck.ext4 /dev/mmcblk1p1
  4. systemctl enable mound-sd-home.service
  5. reboot

All is fine now. Thanks all.

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Nice info bro, will definitely come in handy. I do wonder why your android storage isn't also mounted on your SDXC. Doing so will eliminate such issues in the future, no matter how big the android game files are they won't be an issue. And also, do you know what caused the corruption of your fs (ext4) ? Since I am using the same file system, that info would be life saving

DameCENO ( 2017-04-21 18:00:02 +0300 )edit

fs corruption was caused by a hard shutdown (probably caused by overheating...). As for the the android storage, I'm not sure how to do that...

alci ( 2017-04-21 18:52:59 +0300 )edit

That sounds troublesome, but I never let my device overheat anyway, also play it save and shut it down when I notice anything funny with it. Here is the thread I followed that did it for me. And what is amazing about it : you don't have to edit a single system file, so it is totally safe and very convenient. Follow the thread till the end, or use my last comments to get a summary of the steps I took.

with that, no more worries with android apps running you out of space

DameCENO ( 2017-04-21 19:34:50 +0300 )edit

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