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GConf=>DConf and Symlink of nemo dir to android dir ?

asked 2014-06-10 23:30:35 +0200

Schturman gravatar image

Hi to all... After last system update some stuff stopped to work for me. Maybe someone can help me.. 2 questions:

  1. Like explained in this thread the Gconf chnaged to Dconf and now I have a little problem. When gconf worked, after applying ambience it was write this to .xml file in


Now I can't check (via CLI) which ambience active in this moment because dconf don't write to this file anymore and I don't know how to check this. Someone know the command to check which ambience active in this moment ?

  1. Android directory moved from /data/sdcard to /home/nemo/android_storage and now it not allow me to create symlink of /home/nemo to this new directory. Someone know what the problem and how I can create symlink inside android directory ?


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answered 2014-06-11 00:14:02 +0200

rainisto gravatar image

updated 2014-06-11 00:15:39 +0200

to get active ambience as nemo run:

# dconf read /desktop/jolla/theme/active_ambience

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Ooo, thanks! Can you write me the full path to this file, please :)

Schturman ( 2014-06-11 00:31:33 +0200 )edit

There is no separate file for that. There is a central location that stores all the configuration in binary format. What exactly are you trying to do?

MSameer ( 2014-06-11 01:57:40 +0200 )edit

Any idea how to change the colours again? Since the gconftool-2 isn't there anymore? The command above only shows which jpg is used as a background. Damn... with every update they have to break something.

changing the governor with commands shown online don't work anymore, changing ambiance highlight colors don;t work anymore... what's next?

Perhaps Jolla can add an option in the gallery (or setup or a separate app) to change the highlight color independent from the chosen background. Especially since Jolla's algorithm always pick up orange whenever I use a b/w background.

manut ( 2014-06-11 02:02:12 +0200 )edit

There is a reason why we have a set of supported API which is to prevent your applications from breaking. If you bypass the set of supported API and use other libraries then it's entirely your fault and Jolla should not be blamed for that.

You can use mlite MGConfItem to set the keys you want or you can use dconf write [key] [value]

MSameer ( 2014-06-11 02:20:36 +0200 )edit

MSameer, thanks for answer, now understand. I wanted to know which ambience active in this moment and rainisto answered for this. I asked about path because I was thinking the dconf should work like gconf and it should write the result somewhere.

Schturman ( 2014-06-11 09:16:08 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-06-11 00:50:06 +0200

sa.rasputin gravatar image

after changing the location of android storage, navigation program 2GIS start download maps and work accordingly. now I'm happy :). But developers probably have to think about the system settings to change android storage location for those who are not comfortable just that location. as an example of two presets already have, "/ data / sdcard" and "/ home / nemo / android_storage"

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I also noticed that I can't create symlink in /home/nemo/android_storage nor only of nemo, also of my sdcard (/media/sdcard/3F0A-A187) :( I always get this error (as root and as user):

[root@Jolla rpmbuild]# ln -s /media/sdcard/3F0A-A187 /home/nemo/android_storage/SYMLINK_SDCARD
ln: creating symbolic link `/home/nemo/android_storage/NEMO_SDCARD': Function not implemented
[root@Jolla rpmbuild]#
Schturman ( 2014-06-11 01:38:57 +0200 )edit

I can confirm this - same on my Jolla

barral ( 2014-07-08 13:11:08 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-07 19:59:04 +0200

Schturman gravatar image

I foud that we can create symlink to /home/nemo/android_storage, but you can see them only when aliendalvik is stopped. When dalvik is active we can't see our symlynks in this directory :( Can someone know how to create symlink and get it visible when dalvik active ?

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