Bug#270585: /usr/lib/control-center/gnome-settings-daemon: gnome-settings-deamon run outside gnome clobbers things

Tim Connors Tim Connors <tconnors+reportbug@astro.swin.edu.au>, 270585@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 08 Sep 2004 16:54:47 +1000

Package: capplets
Version: 1:2.6.1-12
Severity: normal
File: /usr/lib/control-center/gnome-settings-daemon

In order to get fonts configuration, etc, in a non-gnome WM, one needs
to start gnome-settings-daemon.

Unforuntately, it does more than just control the things you are
wanting be controlled by it.

For every setting, I feel there should be a way of telling
gnome-settings-daemon not to touch that aspect *at all*.

examples: I use gnome-settings-daemon mostly to tell everything not to
do font-hinting, because it does a horrible job on my laptop (and set
the font sizes, etc), but when I start gnome-settings-daemon (if I
don't, then fonts revert to horrible ones), it changes my
background. I went into the background setting, and it has no way of
deselecting the default "blank background" option.

There might be other settings that I have forgotten about, so I might
append to this bug-report as I come across them.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU

Versions of packages capplets depends on:
ii  capplets-data             1:2.6.1-12     configuration applets for GNOME 2 
ii  gnome-control-center      1:2.6.1-12     The GNOME Control Center for GNOME
ii  gnome-desktop-data        2.6.1-2        Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-icon-theme          1.2.3-1        GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-panel               2.6.2-3        Launcher and docking facility for 
ii  gnome-session             2.6.2-5        The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-6       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libasound2                1.0.5-woody0.1 Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.6.1-3        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0             0.2.6-4        Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libbonobo2-0              2.6.2-6        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.6.1-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-16   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libeel2-2                 2.6.2-1        Eazel Extensions Library (for GNOM
ii  libesd0                   0.2.34-1       Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libfontconfig1            2.2.3-1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.7-2.2      FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgail-common            1.4.1-1        GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17                 1.4.1-1        GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4               2.6.3-2        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt11               1.2.0-6        LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0               1:2.4.0-1      Library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.4.6-2        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2        2.6.1-2        Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-keyring0         0.2.1-3        GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0           The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0          The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0            2.6.2-1        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgnutls11               1.0.16-7       GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libgpg-error0             1.0-1          library for common error values an
ii  libgstreamer-plugins0.8-0 0.8.3-1        Various GStreamer libraries and li
ii  libgstreamer0.8-0         0.8.5-1        Core GStreamer libraries, plugins,
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.4.4-2        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62                 6b-9           The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libmetacity0              1:2.8.1-4      Common library of lightweight GTK2
ii  libnautilus2-2            2.6.3b-3       libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2                 1:2.10.2-1.1   libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.4.1-2        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                  1.7-4          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.7-1          library for program launch feedbac
ii  libtasn1-2                0.2.10-4       Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2                   2.1.2-6        FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxklavier8              1.03-1         X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2                   2.6.11-3       GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2                4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-7        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:    compression library - runtime

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