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-11.0 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Settings Daemon Dependencies


alsa-lib-, colord-1.4.5, Fontconfig-2.13.1, Gcr-3.40.0, GeoClue-2.5.7, geocode-glib-3.26.2, gnome-desktop-40.4, Little CMS-2.12, libcanberra-0.30, libgweather-40.0, libnotify-0.7.9, librsvg-2.50.7, libwacom-1.11, PulseAudio-15.0, elogind-246.10, UPower-0_99_13, and Xorg Wacom Driver-0.40.0




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-40.4, dbusmock-0.23.1, and umockdev-0.16.2

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 -e '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 --buildtype=release -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

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/Xwayland-session.d, /usr/include/gnome-settings-daemon-40, /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon-40, and /usr/share/gnome-settings-daemon

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