Help with gconftool-2

sktsee sktsee at
Thu Dec 4 22:44:34 UTC 2008

On Thu, 04 Dec 2008 14:29:16 -0500, Brian McKee wrote:

> Anybody know how to set the screensaver from the command line?
> Using gconf-editor I figured out the key that changes is
> /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes
> Using gconftool-2 I can get the string back
>   gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes [screensavers-gltext
> and set it
>   gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes
> "[screensavers-gltext]"
> But the GUI just shows the screensaver isn't set to anything in
> particular....
> I can change it using the GUI, and gconftool-2 shows the same string
> back as the one I set.
> Maybe there's a second key pair or something?  A quick web search seems
> to say I'm on the right track.
> Brian


gconftool-2 --set --type list --list-type=string /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes [screensavers-gltext]


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