Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71149
gnome-settings-daemon startup error
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
On a newly installed limbo-2 system, I am now having trouble when logging in to
GNOME. The following dialog appears:
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:
Child process did not give an error message, unknown failure occurred.
GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login via GDM
Settings Daemon error dialog appears
Settings Daemon starts normally
The desktop would not start at all until I removed .gnome* and .gconf*
Did you try using the desktop despite that error dialog? It should have
continued to work. This dialog is not about gconf, it's about gnome-settings-daemon.
In any case, can you try bonobo-activation 1.0.3 and gnome-session 2.0.5 and
see if the problem persists? Please let me know if these packages make a difference.
In fact I had to add GConf2-1.2.1 too to resolve the dependencies and when all
these were installed the following appeared:
"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out
yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you
may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see
if you can fix this problem"
The details, from .xsession-errors:
** (process: 1770): WARNING **: CORBA_ORB_DEstroy: OIRB still has 2 refs.
gnome-session: relocation error: /usr/lib/libbonobo-activation.so.4: undefined
When I click on "OK" the GDM greeter reappears eventually
You need linc 0.5.2 as well. (I think I added that dependency to the very latest
bonobo-activation but it may not have hit rawhide yet)
It turns out though this may have just been due to a bogus default session
in the gnome-session package, that is fixed in gnome-session 2.0.5-2.
Installed linc-0.5.2 and the session starts up normally now (couldn't see
gnome-session 2.0.5-2 on rawhide)
This bug is a duplicate of 71020 and it is fixed by newer bonobo-activation and
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 71020 ***