Unable to start the settings manager ‘gnome-settings-daemon

Problem description


After logged in or went to ” System -> Preferences -> Appearance“, you saw the system give the following error message:

Unable to start the settings manager gnome-settings-daemon.
Without the GNOME settings manager running, some preferences may not take effect. This could indicate a problem with Bonobo, or a non-GNOME (e.g. KDE) settings manager may already be active and conflicting with the GNOME settings manager.

There are several solutions that worked for several guys, such as:


1. Changing session files


Change /etc/X11/Xsession.d/55gnome-session_gnomerc, adding two lines (identified below by comments):



Then replace /etc/X11/Xsession.d/99x11-common_start file contents with the following text:



2. At the login screen, go to Option -> Select session.


Select gnome (2.) and make it your default.


3. Of course, reinstall the OS.


But, none of them worked for me (did not try method 3, 🙁 ).

The method that worked for me is:




Edit /etc/network/interfaces, make sure the first two lines are:




If this solution won’t work for you, welcome to leave a message/solution here.