Introduction to GNOME Settings Daemon

The GNOME Settings Daemon is responsible for setting various parameters of a GNOME Session and the applications that run under it.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.0 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Settings Daemon Dependencies


colord-1.4.4, Fontconfig-2.13.1, Gcr-3.36.0, GeoClue-2.5.6, geocode-glib-3.26.2, gnome-desktop-3.36.6, Little CMS-2.11, libcanberra-0.30, libgweather-3.36.1, libnotify-0.7.9, librsvg-2.50.0, libwacom-1.5, PulseAudio-13.0, elogind-243.7, UPower-0.99.11, and Xorg Wacom Driver-0.39.0




Recommended dependencies are not strictly required for this package to build and function, but you may not get expected results at runtime if you don't install them.

Recommended (Runtime)


Mutter-3.36.6, dbusmock-0.19, and umockdev-0.14.3

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Settings Daemon

First fix libelogind detection for tests:

sed -e 's/libsystemd/libelogind/' \
    -i plugins/power/

Next, fix backlight functionality in gnome-control-center:

sed -i 's/(backlight->logind_proxy)/(0)/' \
    -i plugins/power/gsd-backlight.c

Install GNOME Settings Daemon by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr -Dsystemd=false .. &&

To check the results, execute: ninja test. Note that you must have python-dbusmock installed in order for the tests to complete successfully. Some tests may fail depending on the init system in use.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0, /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0, and /usr/share/gnome-settings-daemon

Last updated on 2020-08-30 00:14:37 -0500