Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 141169
"error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon" at startup
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:20:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm running FC3 on my ThinkPad T30. I did a clean install, and I'm not
sure if it started right after the install, or later on, but now each
time I boot, after logging in, I get this error dialog:
> 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 execute /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon: 27
> (File too large)
> GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next
> time you log in.
Like the error suggests, I do have trouble changing themes and
screensaver preferences. Ideas of what might be wrong and what I could
do to fix it are appreciated.
Here's a screenshot of the error dialog:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up
2. After Gnome starts up, the error dialog appears
Can you run /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon manually?
Update: Since it said that the /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon
files was "too large", I checked it out and it turned out to be
enormous (like 3Gb). I ran fsck and I had a whole slew of disk
problems (I *think* related to fast and lose partitioning I had done).
I reinstalled the package and all is well now.
Sorry for the trouble.