View Full Version : [ubuntu] Script using gconftool-2 over different users

December 28th, 2011, 02:50 AM
I'd like to check and alter settings with gconftool-2 But with a single script for different users I tried switching to another user and then applying the tool:
rjv@rjv02:~$ su test04
test04@rjv02:/home/rjv$ gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename --type string /usr/share/backgrounds/InthedarkRedux.jpg

Error setting value: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)

Apparently I need to be in the same user Gnome session for this to work. Any way around this?