Problem with gnome 2.25

i have installed gnome 2.25 and when i am right clicking on the desktop and selecting “change desktop background” the gnome instantly logs me out with tha message: “/var/lib/gdm/.gnome2/monitors.xml does not exist” . Why this is happening?

Hey, I just started getting the same problem. What did you do to get it?

I upgraded many many things from the GNOME/Factory:/Next repo for opensuse 11.1 x86_64. now i’m getting this issue about the monitors.xml file and the right click log out.

Have you found a solution yet?


I just found out what is was… i just read on launchpad that some guy using Ubuntu intrepid, had an issue with his monitors.xml file with relationship to gnome-settings-daemon. The daemon, in my case, was upgraded to version 2.25.3-7.5. So i downgraded to 2.24.0-3.17. FIXED! desktop wallper change works, test size decreased to my settings, no errors with xml file. Try it out.

If you need anything let me know.

Can you please file a bug on bnc so the GNOME team can fix before deliver BETA’s and Final for 11.1.

Thanks :slight_smile:

Oh i remember i can reproduce the same on my jhbuild and it seems to be fixed from the last svn trunk. So after gnome-settings-daemon upgraded on G:F:N you won’t get that bug.

so you upgraded beyond the build i mentioned, and it was fixed?

Yes, the next release 2.25.90 will fix that bug.

If you’re interested you can also join the GNOME 2.25.90 packaging day: [opensuse-gnome] openSUSE GNOME Packaging Day](

And hopefully get 2.25.90 updated that day :wink:

I’ve run in to the same issue now. I end up with a screen of white-on-white, so I can’t see anything. How can I fix this from a non-gui session ?

Mr. Jiggs

Did you ever figure out your problem? If not, can you explain more, maybe I could help.