totem, rhythmbox won't work without GNOME?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Sun Feb 3 17:36:06 UTC 2008

Danny Yee wrote:
> Whenever I try to run totem or rhythmbox, it
> 	* changes my root window background (to a dark blue background I
> 		assume is the Fedora/GNOME default)
> 	* starts gnome-screensaver, gnome-vfs-daemon, gnome-settings-daemon
> 		(which will cause my X session to hang hard if I don't
> 		kill gnome-screensaver, as it interacts badly with
> 		xscreensaver which I'm running.)
> 	* crashes firefox
> I'm not running GNOME, but a lightweight standalone window manager
> (9wm).  Has anyone else seen anything like this?  Is there any way
> to run totem, etc. without running GNOME?

I have filed a bug report against totem and got this fixed in rawhide.

You can file a bug report against Rhythmbox if it has similar issues.


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