Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 742748
mutter cannot start gnome-terminal due to missing gconf schema
Last modified: 2013-02-13 12:53:59 EST
Description of problem:
It is not possible to start a terminal using a keyboard shortcut defined in system settings. Window manager complains that the terminal command is not defined
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F16 Beta RC4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Fedora 16 Beta RC4
3. define shortcut for starting a terminal in system settings
4. use shortcut
mutter complains: No terminal command has been defined.
gnome-terminal starting up
Apparently terminal is set to gnome-terminal, and I can start it manually or through activities/applications.
[maciek@corsair ~]$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec
If I'm correct, in mutter code, tagged as 3.2.0, a terminal command is expected to be found in gconf under path: /desktop/gnome/applications/terminal, but key is not preset in mutter gconf schema in /etc/gconf/schemas/mutter.schemas.
Relevant schema is provided by /etc/gconf/schemas/desktop_default_applications.schemas which is part of libgnome. Apparently libgnome is no longer gets installed with GNOME desktop. As a workaround do: yum install -y libgnome, log out/log in and it should work.
It's possible that only new installs are affected, upgrade from F15 should be free of this problem.
schema's should be included in the application package, this is nothing to do with mutter. It could be that its moved to a gsettings schema and the spec file wasn't updated correctly.
There is an entry in gsettings achema org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal but, correct me if I'm wrong, mutter reads the terminal command from gconf. The dconf keys are unused, and I need to have a relevant gsettings schema to be able to start a terminal via keyboard shortcut.
I've got this solved by running:
gconftool-2 --type=string --set "/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec" "gnome-terminal"
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