This does not seem to affect my ability to modify themes, though.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.
2. How do you change your main icons without changing your program icons? I found a nice looking set at the Gnome art page, and the folder and drive icons look nice. However, the icons for gedit, firefox, and ggv look ridiculous. Is it possible to maintain some icons from the set but not all? Where are these replacement icons stored anyway? I expected them to be in /usr/share/icons, in a folder with the icon set name, but I couldn't find them.
Otherwise, FC5 is not too different than 4. I decided my colors were too gray and drab, so I'm on a redesign kick today.