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New gdm configuration brings accessibility applets to Gnome Panel's notification area.

Reported by heartsmagic on 2009-10-24
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

I am using Ubuntu 9.10. It is updated and here is my gnome-control-center release:
ii gnome-control-center 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu1

I don't konow if there is any other way to configure GDM on Karmic. I used that method:

gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties

Now, if you do that you can configure GDM but this brings some accesssibilty applets to notification area on next login.

Harry (harry33) wrote :

Heartsmagic,
yes it does, but you can easily get rid of them by selecting from the menu:
System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Accessibility
and by unticking the "Accessibility features can be toggled with keyboard shortcuts"
and rebooting.

heartsmagic (heartsmagic) wrote :

Oh, Harry thank you so much. Now, my panel is cleaner :) But I think this problem still remains as a bug :)
By the way there should be some other ways to configure GDM, but I know this issue isn't the topic of this bug. Maybe somebody already have suggested that on Brainstorm.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

 * Is this reproducible?
 * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

 This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
heartsmagic (heartsmagic) wrote :

Yes this is reproducible.

Necessary steps are,
Give the command:
gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties
and configure GDM.

This checks the "Accessibility features can be toggled with keyboard shortcuts" option every time in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Accessibility.

If you can't see the accesibilty applets in the panel, just log out and re-login.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

not confirming the issue there, what do you change in the capplet?

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
heartsmagic (heartsmagic) wrote :

Just bakcground picture. But now, whenever i open the configuration utilty the problem occures again. No change at all, just opening the configuration utily is enough for that. By the way i am coming from an beta release, not RC.

vlad003 (vlad003) wrote :

I can confirm this. Happened to me too. If I clicked the icon in the Notification Area and checked any of the options, my overall GDM theme would change to either Redmond or Raleigh. I forgot which one it is exactly. It happened to me yesterday. I have 9.10 with all updates installed. I had to logout and log back in to bring the theme back to normal. The change that I made to the GDM Login Screen was the controls.

(What I mean by saying GDM is the "Controls" you change when customizing a theme.)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That configuration dialog is deprecated in GNOME3 and Oneiric so closing the bug, feel free to open new bugs about other issues you might find though

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
status: New → Invalid
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