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-9.0 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Settings Daemon Dependencies


colord-1.4.4, Fontconfig-2.13.1, GeoClue-2.5.3, geocode-glib-3.26.1, gnome-desktop-3.32.2, Little CMS-2.9, libcanberra-0.30, libgweather-3.32.2, libnotify-0.7.8, librsvg-2.44.14, libwacom-0.29, PulseAudio-12.2, Systemd-241, UPower-0.99.10, and Xorg Wacom Driver-0.37.0




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.


python-dbusmock and umockdev (required for the tests)

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Settings Daemon

Install GNOME Settings Daemon by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc .. &&

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 in the "power" testsuite may fail depending on the init system in use.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


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

Short Descriptions


is responsible for setting the various preference parameters of a GNOME session and the applications that run under it.

Last updated on 2019-08-25 11:35:01 -0700