Why is xfconfd running?

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 16 22:47:38 UTC 2011

Am Sonntag, den 05.06.2011, 13:59 -0400 schrieb Tom Horsley:
> I just switched my system to use fedora 15 by default
> with my custom X session that runs fvwm and (mostly) saves
> me from the incessant changes of gnome and kde.
> Almost as soon as I'd started my first login session
> I got a popup identifying itself as some xfce program
> and telling me updates were available.
> Running ps, I find I'm running /usr/lib64/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd,
> which I certainly didn't start with any kind of deliberate
> action. I find a org.xfce.Xfconf.service file defined
> among the /usr/share/dbus-1/services/, but I thought that
> stuff only started on request (there are about 90 services
> defined in there, and xfconfd is the only one I find running).
> Who the devil would have requested that this service start?


it gets installed if something needs a notification-daemon (e.g.


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