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Old 04-26-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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GNOME Do dbus error


I decided to try GNOME Do, so I installed it using pacman, but it just gives this error when I launch it:

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[Error 21:12:45.313] [SystemService] Could not initialize dbus: Unable to open the session message bus.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 04:16 AM   #2
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Maybe something is missing in /etc/groups (I had the same error message but from a different program)? You might also search your logs for messages from polkit.
 
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Maybe something is missing in /etc/groups (I had the same error message but from a different program)?
Such as what?

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You might also search your logs for messages from polkit.
Where would those logs be?
 
Old 04-30-2010, 07:30 AM   #4
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Well, is gdm in /etc/groups? Try to get a copy from a Gnome-using friend and compare it to your installation.

Logs are traditionally kept in /var/log/*. A good place to start are /messages and /boot, maybe any logs from your x-server. For a first overview use "grep".
 
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But I don't use gdm, I type startx from the command line.

Does that mean I can't use Do?
 
Old 04-30-2010, 07:41 AM   #6
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No, it simply means I'm trying to help . It is not always necessary to actually use a software component to get such errors. In my example I needed gdm to start KDE on FreeBSD...
 
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JZL240I-U is correct: dbus is an intrinsic part of the Gnome runtime.

Maybe you can get away with using "startx" only, maybe not. We don't know.

But if you're (for whatever reason) not using gdm (which is the default for a Gnome desktop), that begs the question what *else* might be missing, unconfigured or left "off".

Checking /etc/groups and comparing your system with a "known good" Gnome configuration are both good suggestions.

IMHO .. PSM

PS:
We're still waiting for you to follow up on your "PHP Doesn't work" thread
 
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Just to clear up a few things that I might not have mentioned:

I have dbus start when I boot up.

I am not using the GNOME desktop.
 
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OK -

There are two suggestions here.
 
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I just ran dbus-launch gnome-do and it works.
 
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It really works nice as an application launcher, but how do I use it to open files, etc. as advertised?

I can't really find any kind of manual or tutorial for it.
 
  


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