How Do I Restart gconfd?

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sun Sep 19 14:42:40 UTC 2004

This is on FC1, with GConf2-2.4.0-1. gconfd-2 appears to shut itself
down. How do I get it to restart?

I can run "/usr/libexec/gconfd-2", and it appears to run: it is
present in a "ps" listing, and it has a lock file.

However, I have a script that changes my desktop background every 24
hours ( Gconf-editor
shows the last change, but the last change did not take effect on the
screen, and does not take effect when I restart gconfd. Similarly, if
I manually set the background, it fails to take effect. This leads me
to think I'm not using the right magic incantation.

gconftool-2 -t str -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /home/ccurley/Photos/

[ccurley at charlesc Mail]$ ps aux | grep gconf
ccurley  15353  0.0  0.1  4504  988 ?        S    Sep18   0:00 /usr/bin/gconfd-1 27
ccurley  23458  0.0  1.4 13220 7448 pts/2    S    08:01   0:00 gconf-editor
ccurley  23496  0.0  0.4  7816 2076 pts/2    S    08:19   0:00 /usr/libexec/gconfd-2
ccurley  23544  0.0  0.1  4508  588 pts/6    S    08:32   0:00 grep gconf

Stopping gconfd-1 ("gconftool-1 --shutdown") and restarting it had no


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