Subject: Re: gnome-settings-daemon problem
To: None <>
From: walt <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 12/08/2007 18:00:41
David H. Gutteridge wrote:
> Dennis den Brok wrote:
>> Huub <> schrieb:
>>> Huub wrote:
>>>> Running NetBSD 3.1/i386, for some reason I get the message 
>>>> "gnome-settings-daemon" when I start gnome or want to adjust 
>>>> settings. Also, some icons have disappeared. How can I solve this? 
>>>> What packages should I check with pkg_info (and how to compare 
>>>> installed vs. available)?
>>>> Thanks.
>>> Correction: message is "Unable to start the settings manager 
>>> 'gnome-settings-daemon".
>> Random guess: Make sure you have dbus, famd and rpcbind running.
>> Cf. /usr/pkg/share/examples/rc.d.
> I'm seeing this problem on a clean install of NetBSD 4.0_RC5/macppc.
> I searched through Google and see many Linux users complaining of this
> issue over the past three years, with various suggested remedies...

The problem is that the real error message is hidden from you. Try
this from a command prompt:
# /usr/pkg/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon

The usual error message I see is about a missing library file, in which
case the solution is to recompile the control-center package.