Originally, when I would first boot up, I would get numerous errors about the Gnome-Settings-Daemon crashing. Here’s my research into fixing those.
A note on Ask Ubuntu mentioned installing libgnome-desktop 3.8.4….
I used Synaptic Package Manager to see that “libgnome-desktop-3-7” was already at 3.8.4-ubuntu1.1. Just as a guess, I tried installing “libgnome-desktop-2-17“.
That actually fixed the error messages on boot up! I also noticed that it fixed some of the programs that didn’t look quite right. The theme was broken for some reason, and this fixed it.
Note: I think that some of this might be related to installing Nvidia Prime.
Update: I used Synaptic to uninstall the “libgnome-desktop-2-17” package, and my problems didn’t come back. So, that must not have been the exact problem. Maybe some dependency to that package was the problem or it was something that didn’t completely uninstall.
- Ubuntu Forums: Gnome-settings-daemon Crashing
- Ubuntu Bugs: [xrandr]: gnome-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply() (nvidia binary drivers?)
- Ubuntu Bugs: xrandr Xerrors with the nvidia binary drivers (optimus)
- Ask Ubuntu: kernel 3.12 with nvidia 331 and nvidia-prime does not load Unity properly in Ubuntu 13.10 [on hold]