F7 : gconf cache : how to invalidate it?

Skunk Worx skunkworx at verizon.net
Sat Jun 16 05:30:45 UTC 2007

Tim wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 20:32 -0700, Skunk Worx wrote:
>> Posting for completion. The actual key (the above is wrong) is :
>> $ gconftool-2 -s -t string /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename 
>> /tmp/a.jpg
>> ...not /gnome/desktop.
>> Anyway, I am working around the regression by generating a unique file
>> name and deleting the previous one.
>> I have no idea how long the cache trail is, but I am not changing the 
>> image too often so perhaps it will be okay. 
> Perhaps you might want to download the source code for one of the
> applets that changes the background image automatically, and see what
> technique they've used.

Googled for it when originally written. That's how the above came about, 
which has worked since around 2005.

Differs across targets, at least in fc6. Some targets require file name 
change then back, some just touching the key in the %gconf.xml is good 

For example a gnome panel vs. the display background--the client code to 
change the bg image is different for each target.

Stopped working in F7.


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