If you have installed Mandriva 2009 Free or One version and your gnome settings like Icon’s theme, Cursor’s theme or Color’s theme aren’t loading on session’s boot and you have to do rigth click on “change Desktop Background” to load settings again…. you can do this:
Go to Preferences > Sessions
and disable GNOME Settings Daemon Helper and GNOME Settings Daemon
Create a new text file:
save it and make it executable.
$ chmod +x file_name
Now go to Preferences > Sessions one more time and add That file to run at boot.
Looks like the same GNOME Settings Daemon registry…. but that fix my problem with my gnome look!