/usr/local/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon-localeexecand changed the exec line to use
trussin order to try to trace where it was getting stuck.
truss -o /home/wmoore/Documents/gnome-settings-daemon-truss.out exec /usr/local/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon
.xinitrc. Suspecting the slight delay introduced by truss I then changed
gnome-settings-daemon-localeexecto the following and that seems to have the same effect:
sleep 1 exec /usr/local/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon