Bug 141169 - "error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon" at startup
Summary: "error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon" at startup
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
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Reported: 2004-11-29 18:49 UTC by Steven Garrity
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-14 18:00:30 UTC
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Description Steven Garrity 2004-11-29 18:49:07 UTC
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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:

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up
2. After Gnome starts up, the error dialog appears

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-12-14 17:55:01 UTC
Can you run /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon manually?

Comment 2 Steven Garrity 2004-12-14 18:00:30 UTC
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.

Marking: NOTABUG

Sorry for the trouble.

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