Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68132
Lots of desktop preferences are not working
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
Lots of the desktop preference programs are not working. When I double click on
such an item in nautilus I only hear a beep but when config tool does not start.
This happens on: Arbeitspldtze, Aussehen, Fokusverhalten, Klang, Platzierung,
Sonstiges, Tastenk|rzel, Verkleinern und Vergrv_ern, Verschieben und verdndern,
Zusammenpassende Fenster. Also strange is that I have two entries called
Tastatur with same icon.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open nautilus and go to desktop prefences
2. Try to start all preference tools
Check ~/.xsession-errors for messages.
See if you have a process called "gnome-settings-daemon" running.
gnome-settings-daemon is running.
These are the messages in .xsession-errors after I clicked on "Arbeitspldtze":
(process:3259): Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib
(process:3259): Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers
error: can't connect to socket /tmp/.sawfish-root/deanna.bartdomain:0.0
*** Error: can't connect to sawfish on display, :0
As this error seems to be locale related, here is my /etc/sysconfig/i18n
(default after a fresh install with german as default language):
Are you sure @euro makes sense with UTF-8?
Don't know. This was the default after a fresh install with german as my default
I would guess he is running metacity instead of sawfish. I found Gnome2
defaulted to metacity if both sawfish and metacity were installed. Which
resulted in most of the preference capplets not working, because they expected
it happens to me too! i think the problem it's metacity:
some preferences tools expect sawfish to be installed...
Should be clearly marked as Sawfish now.