[K12OSN] gnome-settings-daemon and esd-sound

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Feb 2 20:50:31 UTC 2006

Trond Mæhlum wrote:
> Eric Harrison skrev:
>>> The two questions in the topic is not related. I think.
>>> I am using icewm, and I see that gnome-settings-daemon is started.
>>> What exactly does this do?
>> It is required for nautilus to run correctly. If you take a look at the
>> IceWM session script, you'll see that it only runs if nautilus is
>> enabled (ICEWM_USE_NAUTILUS=YES in /etc/sysconfig/icewm).
>> I don't remember all that breaks if you turn off gnome-settings-daemon,
>> if you are really curious you can comment that line out and see what
>> happens ;-)
> I can't really see that anything changed at all. The only thing I
> noticed is that the question about using keyboard settings from X or
> gnome disappeared...
> One thing that bothers me about our Fedora servers is that nautilus
> takes ages to load when we use icewm. From icewm is loaded, it can take
> 30 seconds - 1 minute for the desktop background to appear. This seems
> slightly quicker on our K12LTSP 4.2.2EL server.

Anytime you see a delay divisible by 30 seconds (0.5 minutes, 1.0
minutes, 1.5 minutes, etc), a DNS problem is always a likely candidate.

> On my testserver running Debian, this loads at "lightspeed" :) Any ideas
> on that? The servers are Dual Xeon 3GHz with 4GB RAM. They are far from
> fully loaded. A nightly reboot seems to make the wait tolerable, but
> still it takes far too long.
> Is this a Fedora issue or what could it be?

Loads at "lightspeed" here. Is this all users or just specific users?

If you create a new user, does it have the delay as well?

> <snip>
>> Yes, you can pre-load esound libraries to do the same magic as nasd.
>> In K12LTSP, you can turn this on by setting REMOTE_SOUND_HACKS=YES
>> in /etc/sysconfig/k12ltsp
>> The simple answer is that you preload the libesd.so and libesddsp.so
>> libraries, such as:
>>    LD_PRELOAD="/usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesddsp.so.0"
>>    export LD_PRELOAD
> I have tried to implement this. Is there some way to check if the
> preloading happened as expected? echo LD_PRELOAD on the terminal or
> something?

It is just an environment variable, you can open up a terminal window
and run:


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