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.



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Package Information

GNOME Settings Daemon Dependencies


alsa-lib-1.2.10, colord-1.4.6, Fontconfig-2.14.2, Gcr-4.1.0, GeoClue-2.7.1, geocode-glib-3.26.4, gnome-desktop-44.0, Little CMS-2.14, libcanberra-0.30, libgweather-4.4.0, libnotify-0.8.2, libwacom-2.8.0, PulseAudio-16.1, and UPower-1.90.2




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.


gnome-session-45.0, Mutter-45.0, dbusmock-0.29.1, umockdev-0.17.18, and Xvfb (for tests, from Xorg-Server-21.1.8 or Xwayland-23.2.0)

Installation of GNOME Settings Daemon

Install GNOME Settings Daemon by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

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-45, /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon-45, and /usr/share/gnome-settings-daemon