Can't change background image
I am unable to change the background picture on Ubuntu Hardy, either using the Appearance setting from the System menu or by right clicking the desktop.
When I run the command "gnome-appearance-properties %F" as root I get the following message:
Unable to start the settings manager 'gnome-settings-daemon'.
Without the GNOME settings manager running, some preferences may not take effect. This could indicate a problem with Bonobo, or a non-GNOME (e.g. KDE) settings manager may already be active and conflicting with the GNOME settings manager.
My system runs Compiz but is otherwise standard.