Bug#510172: /usr/bin/gnome-display-properties: gnome-display-properties cannot change any settings

Sam Morris sam at robots.org.uk
Tue Dec 30 00:48:17 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-control-center
Version: 1:
Severity: important
File: /usr/bin/gnome-display-properties

When I change display settings in the GNOME 2.24 display capplet, the changed
settings don't actually come into effect. If I make some changes, then close
and restart the capplet, it reverts to showing me the current state of the

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (530, 'testing'), (520, 'unstable'), (400, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnome-control-center depends on:
ii  capplets-data     1:           configuration applets for GNOME 2 
ii  desktop-file-util 0.15-1                 Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-desktop-dat 2.22.3-2               Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-icon-theme  2.24.0-1               GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-menus       2.22.2-4               an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-settings-da             GNOME settings daemon
ii  libatk1.0-0       1.22.0-1               The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0      2.22.0-1               Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6             2.7-16                 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2         1.8.6-1                The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcanberra-gtk0  0.4-1                  Gtk+ helper for playing widget eve
ii  libdbus-1-3       1.2.1-4                simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2  0.76-1                 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libebook1.2-9     2.22.3-1.1             Client library for evolution addre
ii  libfontconfig1    2.6.0-3                generic font configuration library
ii  libgconf2-4       2.24.0-4local1         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0       1:2.6.2-1              library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0      2.18.3-1               The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop- 2.24.1-1               Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-window-s 1:           Utility library for getting window
ii  libgnome2-0             The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomekbd3      2.24.0-1               GNOME library to manage keyboard c
ii  libgnomeui-0      2.24.0-1               The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgstreamer-plug 0.10.21-3              GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10- 0.10.21-5              Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
pi  libgtk2.0-0       2.14.5-1               The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1           0.5.11-6               Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libmetacity0      1:2.24.0-1             library of lightweight GTK2 based 
ii  libpango1.0-0     1.22.3-1               Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libslab0          0.9.8.svn.20070430-1.1 beautification app library file
ii  libx11-6          2:1.1.5-2              X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1       1:1.1.9-1              X cursor management library
ii  libxft2           2.1.12-3               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxklavier12     3.7-1                  X Keyboard Extension high-level AP
ii  libxml2           2.6.32.dfsg-5          GNOME XML library
ii  libxss1           1:1.1.3-1              X11 Screen Saver extension library

Versions of packages gnome-control-center recommends:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-1    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  evolution-data-server         2.22.3-1.1 evolution database backend server
ii  gnome-session                 2.22.3-2   The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  gnome-user-guide              2.22.1-1   GNOME user's guide

Versions of packages gnome-control-center suggests:
ii  gnome-screensaver             2.22.2-2   GNOME screen saver and locker
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa [gstreamer 0.10.21-3  GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-esd [gstreamer0 0.10.11-2  GStreamer plugin for ESD
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad [gs 0.10.9-1   GStreamer plugins from the "bad" s
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good [g 0.10.11-2  GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio [gst 0.10.11-2  GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libcanberra-gtk-module        0.3-1      translates Gtk+ widgets signals to
ii  x11-xserver-utils             7.3+5      X server utilities

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