gnome-settings seems messy/broken after install of ubuntustudio/gstreamer packages

Bug #172348 reported by reinhard on 2007-11-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description


the problem is a little bit similar to bug #77504.
After installing new packages I got the same error message as mentioned in the other bugreport as follows:

"There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.
    Somethings, such as themes,sounds,or
background settings may not work correctly.

The Last error message was:
     Did not receive a reply.Possible cause include:
The remote application did not send a reply, the
message bus security policy blocked the reply,
the reply timeout expired or the network
connection was broken.
     GNOME will still try to restart the setting
Daemon next time you log in."

I will attach a screenshot showing you my desktop with wrong theme and some error messages and the .xsession-errors file shortly.

Noticeable things that stops working:
- update-notifier
- panel is disordered
- network connections applet (don't know the correct name right now, because language is switched to german and I cannot find out how to change back to english)
- glipper

btw - I could reproduce this on another machine as well and I can provide some really strange screenshots if needed ....

Is there a way to restore the original default ubuntu settings?


reinhard (protux) wrote :
reinhard (protux) wrote :
reinhard (protux) on 2007-11-27
description: updated
reinhard (protux) wrote :

Hi again,

I also noticed that this problem seems to have some side effect on the kde side, since some applets was automatically removed from the panel, e.g.:
- k menu
- taskbar
- analog clock
- klipper
- system menu

please tell me when more info is needed!


reinhard (protux) wrote :

I've got an confusing error message, at least for me, when starting kwrite saying "kwriterc not writable" ...... screenshot attached.
Also a xsession-errors log from this kde session is attached.


reinhard (protux) wrote :
description: updated
reinhard (protux) on 2007-11-29
description: updated

after some investigation I found a lot of other bug reports describing the same problem, so this seems to be a really big bug that will hopefully be fixed soon ....

Also in my case, the problems seems caused by the RT-Kernel, since the problems gone when I start the default kernel (generic).
But unfortunatelly the setting are still messed, so a hint about how to reset to the default gnome-settings, especially how to re-enable the update-notifier, would be really appreciated!!!


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your comments. This does not appear to be a bug report as such. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise your question in the support tracker.

Changed in gnome-control-center:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
reinhard (protux) wrote :

hhmm ... well, actually I think this might be still also an d-bus issue like here?

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