Re: gnome 2 settings
On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 16:57, Miles Bader wrote:
> As far as I could tell, _none_ of my settings were preserved, and I got all
> the defaults (I suppose some were, but they weren't the visually obvious
> I think much of this might be due the conversion script not finishing, so I'm
> not sure whether it's worth going into tons of detail (but I'll try a bit
Yes, that is very likely the case. If the conversion script fails, and
you log out and log back in again, you will just get the default GNOME 2
desktop. No further attempt at conversion will be made.
If you want to try again, just do:
rm -rf ~/.gnome2
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /desktop
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /system
> * The panels I got bore no resemblance to what I had before; in particular,
> before I had 3 corner panels of various sizes, in the NW, SE, and SW
> corners, with launchers, applets, etc. Afterwards, I had just a top-edge
> `menu panel' (don't want that), and a bottom-edge panel with just a
> task-list and a `window nav' (don't know the name) applet.
I'll need to see your .gnome directory. Some of the panel settings
aren't possible to transition (GNOME 2 doesn't have aligned panels). So
it may be best for you to just discard the transition and start over.
I personally had a very highly customized GNOME 1.4 setup. You know
what I found though when I switched over to GNOME 2? I found the
default setup was just very *usable* out of the box. I didn't need to
do much in the way of tweaking to be very satisfied with the experience.
> I think some of the applets I used to use weren't included with gnome2,
> so that might explain some things (and the gnome-applets [?] package
> didn't get upgraded until the _next_ time I ran aptitude, for some
> reason, though it didn't show up as broken or held the first time),
> though not the launchers.
That could also explain it. The panel might remove applets which don't
> * My background image wasn't preserved.
This was a silly bug, now fixed in CVS.
> * None of my gnome-terminal settings seem to have been preserved (roughly:
> colors, scroll-bar pos, menu-bar-hidden).
I just tested the menu bar and scroll bar preferences; they were
transitioned correctly. The colors didn't seem to be, but it looks a
bit complex for me to try to fix right now.
> * Some `general' UI settings weren't preserved; the only one I remember
> right now is that before I had `icons only' for task-bars, and afterwards
> I had icons&text.
task-bars? I'm not sure what you mean here.
> * At first it seemed to have tried to preserve my theme, but failed -- it
> was really wierd, widgets seem to be randomly using either my old dark
> theme or the default light-background theme. I tried to use the
> control-center to change it, but that didn't appear to work; later I
> realized this was because I had a `.gtkrc-2.0' file that pointed to my
> old gnome1 theme (I needed this before for gnome-terminal, which was
> updated to 2.0 before everything else), and that some things were using
> that, and some things were using the default theme.
Ok, I don't know enough about themeing to say anything useful here.
> Deleting the file and using the control-center to change things
> "properly" fixed this. [BTW, the desktop icon that's supposed to invoke
> gnomecc didn't work, because there was no program called `gnomecc' --
> only `gnome-control-center']
This is one thing that I explicitly made sure to fix. It should have
replaced all .desktop files which had Exec=gnomecc with a .desktop file
which does Exec=nautilus preferences://
If this didn't work, I need to see your ~/.gnome2/debian-upgrade.log and
your .gnome dir.
> * My start-up settings weren't preserved: before I _didn't_ run the
> `desktop' program, but afterwards I got nautilus doing that; also before
> I had an entry that ran `xrdb', which wasn't preserved.
I am strongly suspecting now that you just got the default GNOME 2
> Well, that's all that comes to mind right now; if I remember anything else
> that seems important I'll send a followup.
Thanks a lot for your feedback. I hope we can try to resolve most of
the issues you found.