On Sunday 30 December 2007, Rex Dieter wrote:
Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta <at> iki.fi> writes:
>> Where should this be fixed? Shouldn't GNOME apps that use settings
>> by the daemon get the daemon running if needed? Can't GNOME apps be
>> made to
>> look semi decent (eg. no broken icons) without the daemon running? What
>> gnome-settings-daemon isn't even installed? Should KDE start
>> gnome-settings-daemon when a session starts?
> I guess we should be checking if gnome-settings-daemon is installed and
> running it if it is, in an autostart script in kdebase(-workspace) or
> kde-settings. But I'll discuss this with the other KDE SIG folks.
IMO, this isn't a "kde"-specific problem per-se, this same issue will
using any desktop != gnome. To me, begs the question, why don't gnome
apps "just work" when launched outside of a gnome environment?
Right, that would be preferable. (I actually asked that question in a bunch
of different forms in my initial mail.) But without knowing anything about
whether it's considered a "feature" or if it's hard to fix or not, I
launching the daemon in $DE session startup scripts would be an acceptable
and easy enough temporary fix until there's a better solution.
Interestingly enough, some apps seem to launch the daemon if it's not already
running. For example clicking some (but not all) buttons in
gnome-control-center do it. That doesn't happen with the majority (or any?)
of other GNOME/GTK apps I regularly use though.