Hi Tony,

I found out where the config is stored.

Actually it is ~/.gconf/apps/ekiga BUT settings are retrieved through gconfd. Which is a server for managing configuration data.

Apparently gconfd reads the config file once and then manages the settings from internal cache. So if the ekiga config directory is deleted, gconf still acts using the values once read.

Only after restarting gconfd the application understands the settings have been deleted and will start a new configuration. While communicating with the gconfd server a new config directory is created.

So that solves the mystery of the ever-retained configuration values.

Kind regards


On 2018-04-16 06:54, Tony Moody wrote:
Hallo Hans,

I didn't answer your question . > How do I delete all Ekiga settings wherever they are?

Yes, *Find that ekiga.conf .* Rename it and you are good to go and do a fresh instal.

Let us know.



On 15 Apr 2018 at 23:02, Hans Linkels wrote about :
Subject : [Ekiga-list] Ekiga hangs at startup

> Hello all,
> Ekiga 4.0.1-5
> Debian Jessie kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64
> After installation Ekiga worked well. I was able to register with my SIP
> provider. Place telephone calls also worked.
> Then I tried to switch on my camera. This worked for less then a second,
> then Ekiga terminated. When starting it again, it displays this message:
> Ekia did not manage to configure your network settings automatically [...]
> And it hangs solidly. Nothing to do except a kill command.
> The camera button is still pressed. So the setting is still "Camera ON".
> I think this causes the problem. But I cannot disable it.
> It tried to uninstall --purge Ekiga, but the settings are retained.
> I tried to delete the config settings. I believe they were in
> ~/.gconf/apps. I deleted the ekiga directory.
> My settings are retained, no matter what I do. When I start Ekiga with
> the debug option enabled I see in the console Ekiga is trying to connect
> with my SIP provider.
> Since Ekiga worked until I enable the camera I want to delete the
> settings and do the configurations again.
> How do I delete all Ekiga settings wherever they are?
> Thanks
> Hans Linkels
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