Gnome2 config files weirdness

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Wed Aug 20 19:15:04 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 21:01, stan wrote:
> I'm trying to get Gnome 2 up and running on a TABLE machine. I've built the
> gnome2 port, and I'm getting gdm2 as a login screen. I'm able to log in as
> a normal user. But when I change something. it thinks it's changing roots
> Gnome config. And indeed all changes I make are affecting all users.

What changes?  There are a lot of configurable options in GNOME.  Care
to narrow it down a bit?

> Thinking it was somethign pecuilar about by . files, I creatd a whole new
> test user, just using adduser. This user exhibits the same problem.
> BTW, am I the only one thta thinks that the new panel icons look uglier
> than the 1.4 ones?

It's just you.  The new icons (most by jimmac) are much nicer looking
than the old 1.4 icons (especially the various SVG icon themes).


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