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Old 11-04-2002, 07:05 PM   #1
salman
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GNOME Settings Daemon Error in RH8 at startup


Hello there,

I recently upgraded my RH Linux from 7.2 to 8 and every thing seems to be working ok, however at the start when I login then I always get the following error message :


"There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.

The Settings Daemon restarted too many times.

The last error message was:

Failed to activate 'OAFIID:GNOME_SettingsDaemon

GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in."


Can someone suggest why I get this error and how can I solve it ?

Thanks !

Salman
 
Old 11-06-2002, 12:11 PM   #2
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I am having the same problem. Help would be greatly appreciated.

James.
 
Old 11-15-2002, 11:30 AM   #3
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You need to install the control-center rpm.
I had the exact same problem on RH 8 and now everything is working fine.
 
Old 11-17-2002, 01:08 PM   #4
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That took care of it...

Thanks,
James.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 07:41 PM   #5
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Talking Something else

When I went to install the lastest control-center to resolve the issue using an rpm -Uvh to update or install. Rpm returned that it was already installed. It appears a slightly different version of control-center was installed on my system by Ximian. Here are the steps I used to remove my ximian version and install the lates version to correct the error .

[root@smtp root]# rpm -qa control*
control-center-1.5.13-1.ximian.2
[root@smtp root]# rpm -ev control-center-1.5.13-1.ximian.2
[root@smtp root]# cd /usr/src
[root@smtp src]# ls control-center-2.*
control-center-2.0.1-8.i386.rpm control-center-2.2.0.1-9.i386.rpm
[root@smtp src]# rpm -Uvh control-center-2.2.0.1-9.i386.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:control-center ########################################### [100%]
[root@smtp src]#
 
Old 06-15-2003, 07:58 PM   #6
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i just installed XD2 and am now having this problem. I installed it correctly and it was working fine. I ran the Red Carpet utility to update the rpms for Ximian Desktop and restarted X. Then i get a popup with that error. I tried what you suggested but it says ill break dependencies. Im thinking that some of the things ill have to remove may be important so does anyone else have any suggestions??

[root@glowbox closer]# rpm -qa control*
control-center-devel-1.4.0.5-10.ximian.2
control-center-1.4.0.5-10.ximian.2
[root@glowbox closer]# rpm -ev control-center-1.4.0.5-10.ximian.2
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
control-center is needed by ximian-doorman-1.99.28-0.ximian.4.2
control-center >= 1.4.0 is needed by pygnome-capplet-1.4.2-3.ximian.5
control-center = 1.4.0.5 is needed by control-center-devel-1.4.0.5-10.ximian.2
libcapplet.so.0 is needed by sawfish-1.0.1-9
libcapplet.so.0 is needed by magicdev-0.3.6-6
libcapplet.so.0 is needed by pygnome-capplet-1.4.2-3.ximian.5
libcapplet.so.0 is needed by gtkhtml-1.0.4-2.ximian.1
[root@glowbox closer]#
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:54 AM   #7
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How to install?

Quote:
Originally posted by steversin
You need to install the control-center rpm.
I had the exact same problem on RH 8 and now everything is working fine.
I have just installed Mandrake 9.1 and am having the same problem as the other people with the Daemon. However, I am a NEWBIE and I don't know how to install the controll-center rpm (Mandrake already has its own control center I think). Could someone please explain?

Thanks
 
Old 07-12-2003, 05:34 AM   #8
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Well, I met this same problem with Gnome Settings Daemon. Re-installing from CD's helped, without going through individual packet selection so just by selecting Internet Station, Game Station etc.

I did search for right package of control-center rpm, didn't find (as far as I know, I got confused with version numbers). Did you?

Wonder if you can make any since of this =D
 
Old 08-06-2003, 10:34 AM   #9
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Re: How to install?

Quote:
Originally posted by Rundi
I have just installed Mandrake 9.1 and am having the same problem as the other people with the Daemon. However, I am a NEWBIE and I don't know how to install the controll-center rpm (Mandrake already has its own control center I think). Could someone please explain?
Thanks
What you need to do (in Mandrake 9.1 at least) is startup the Mandrake Control Center, and choose Software Managment. Next, pick RpmDrake and search for the 'GNOME Control Center'-package and install it. (You could also run rpmdrake directly from a terminal).
 
Old 08-08-2003, 07:41 PM   #10
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Thanks

Thanks to all for their responses.

I just picked up a new, much bigger hard drive, so the first thing I am going to do is install that and reinstall Linux. If my problem goes away with that . . . great! If not, I will try the individual RPM install, as mentioned above.

I installed the same version of linux on my brothers computer without any trouble, so I probably just missed installing something on my computer.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 08:36 PM   #11
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Fixed my problem.

Well, the re-install fixed my problem.

Much like torytappert I simply did a re-install (selecting more options then I did the first time) and this took care of the issue. Most likely the package was simply in one of the areas I neglected last time.

Anyhow, I'm glad the problem is fixed, even if I don't feel any more intelligent for having fixed it.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 12:03 PM   #12
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I'm on RH 9.0 and installing the Gnome control center cleared things up for me too.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:08 AM   #13
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I had the same problem with gnome on Fedora Core 2 after updating nvidia drivers (using the installer from the nvidia website). Removing the packages control-center and gnome-session (which are interdependent) and reinstalling them using 'yum' fixed the problem perfectly. No idea of the reason for it in the first place though...
 
  


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