Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432516
No working way to disable background for gnome-settings-daemon
Last modified: 2008-03-26 20:32:09 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #256901 +++
Description of problem:
There is no working way to disable background for gnome-settings-daemon.
Everythime gnome-settings-daemon is started, the background/root will be drawn.
Setting /desktop/gnome/background/draw_background to false has no effect. If
/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename is set, this picture will be drawn;
if it is not set, then a gradient or a solid color will be painted in the root
gnome-settings-daemon is needed for gtk applications to use the proper font
rendering even if gnome is not used at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start without a desktop or with a window manager only
2. Start gnome-settings-daemon
3. Watch at the root window
Background is drawn - always.
No drawing in the root window.
This is also a problem in F-7.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-08-27 11:58 EST --
seems nothing looks at the key, and the schema for the key is in libgnome which
is sort of funky
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-11-12 07:33 EST --
This is still a problem for F-8.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-11-12 08:23 EST --
Created an attachment (id=255201)
patch for gnome-settings-daemon to honour
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-11-12 08:26 EST --
Can you please add this patch for control-center for F7+?
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-11-12 08:34 EST --
Created an attachment (id=255211)
Here is the patch for the spec file
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2007-11-12 12:03 EST --
feel free to commit it, otherwise, i'll commit it some time this week.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-11-14 22:29 EST --
control-center-2.20.1-5.1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing
repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update control-center'
Created attachment 298063 [details]
Honour /desktop/gnome/background/draw_background patch
Created attachment 298064 [details]
Patch for spec file
That would break use of gnome-settings-daemon in GDM. Also, where's the upstream
Why would it break that?
Causes problems like this:
Could you file this bug upstream in any cases?
If I file the bug upstream, I have to trace the upstream bug and if it gets
fixed there, I have to get back here to file a request to get the fix in. This
is not usable - I am sorry.
Why should any user do this - it is not worth the time.
Whatever, just commit it. Thanks.
Let me get back to that. You want to set
/apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/background/active to be FALSE in gconf
instead, as mentioned by Jens upstream.