Gnome-control-center outside of Gnome

Hi all. I use Enlightenment as my primary desktop. Since upgrading to gnome-44, gnome-control-center and other related apps ( eg the printer settings app ) won’t start. I don’t get an error, however when I check the special variable $? I see that the command exited with a 1. Does gnome-control-center now require some daemon to be running?

If you’re curious, my 2 reasons for needing this are:

  • configuring the network ( eg connecting to a new wifi network )
  • configuring the printer and checking on ink levels

Maybe try like this to hopefully get more info:

env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center --verbose

LOL that’s it. I’m curious why this would be required. Anyway, thanks for the tip :slight_smile:

Because GNOME Control Center is a core GNOME component, and there is no expectation for it to work outside of a GNOME session. If you need to configure network and printing under Enlightenment, then you should use whatever tools Enlightenment provides for those tasks.

Ah yes I get the sentiment. Thanks for confirming :slight_smile:

Actually I’ve just and found and started using “nm-applet” ( which was recommended by the E team ) for configuring the network. It adds itself to the system tray, so makes it easier to get to, and feels like a more inclusive/generic solution.

As for the other use-case - checking printer ink levels - I’ve just discovered that I was mistaken - this is not available over the network, even inside the gnome control center. Oh well. The struggle is real …

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