GNOME 2.26.3

Wayne Blaszczyk wblaszcz at
Tue Sep 8 14:45:54 PDT 2009

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DJ Lucas wrote:
> On 09/07/2009 08:32 AM, Wayne Blaszczyk wrote:
>> I finally worked out my problem after hours of pull my hair out.
>> I forgot to set the XDG_DATA_DIRS and XDG_CONFIG_DIRS variables.
>> Now I need to figure out how to shove them into gdm.
> No icons in gdm?  I set XDG* in the bootscript with no change, but it 
> shouldn't matter, as the default configuration pulls in /etc/profile 
> anyway IIUC.  Also, shutdown and reboot icons do not work correctly for 
> me.   There is that, and then two other remaining wrinkles to iron out 
> on my installation.

I didn't realise that XDG* was set in the gdm bootscript.
Anyway, I did several experiments, and I don't see that the XDG* exports
in the gdm boot script actually do anything. I also tried putting the
variables into the various user's .bash_profile's including the gdm user
to no avail. The only way I could solve my problem (icons and menus not
displaying correctly was to put in a new script ( under
profile.d. So that is what I'm proposing to go into the book, the only
question is what section should it go under. If anyone has any
objections on this, let me know.

I also have a problem with several but no all icons not being displayed
on the gdm logon prompt which I have not solved yet.

With the shutdown and reboot, that also doesn't work for me, but I
haven't had a chance to look at this. I've seen this before but cannot
remember was that cause was (either configuration or a package missing).
I'll look at this tonight.

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