Tracking users/sessions on the console

David Zeuthen david at
Fri Jan 13 05:27:49 PST 2006

On Jan 13, 2006, at 5:03 AM, Tako Schotanus wrote:

> David Zeuthen wrote:
>> Thus.. I'm just not sure I can see the point in rewriting a policy
>> daemon for the system-wide case when there are so many benefits of
>> reusing the one we have for the desktop. In fact, I can't see why one
>> would ever write a policy daemon not using this scheme unless it's  
>> not
>> configurable at all. And.. for power management.. surely Solaris  
>> desktop
>> users will need to tweak preferences, don't you think they'll need
>> something like this
> Just curious, but how would something like this work on a system  
> that has no desktop?
> Or like was said before on a system with multiple desktops?
> I understand that in each case you could have a specific frontend  
> application to change settings (command line, gconf, whatever) but  
> how do system-wide deamons get their settings if there´s no system- 
> wide configuration store? (gconf is gome-specific and bound to its  
> desktop environment, isn't it?)

No, gconf is not really GNOME-specific apart from the fact that it  
pulls in
some libraries the GTK+ and/or GNOME project ships / also uses.
Non-desktop programs can easily use gconf.

See my other mail about how these settings can be changed in both
the home, smb/soho and enterprise use-cases.


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