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Old 01-18-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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kde4 could not start d-bus


I installed kde4 on slackware 12.0, via some .tgz packages i found on the internet.

But when i run startx, i first see the splash screen very short and then i get the error
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could not start d-bus. check your installation
running qdbus doesn't work, but running /opt/qt4/bin/qdbus works. It gave an error about dbus-uuidgen, but after running
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dbus-uuidgen --ensure
it gave the error
Code:
could not connect to d-bus server: org.freedesktop.DBus.Spawn.ExecFailed:
Failed to execute dbus-launch to autolaunch D-Bus session
I have absolutely no idea what this means.

Last edited by konqi; 01-19-2008 at 07:05 AM.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 04:42 AM   #2
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Does /opt/qt4/bin in your $PATH ?
If not, then you can add into your KDE 4.0's startkde command something like this :

export QTDIR=/opt/qt4
export QT_PLUGINS_DIR=$KDEDIR/lib/kde4/plugins:$QT_PLUGINS_DIR
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$QTDIR/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
export PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH
 
Old 01-22-2008, 07:49 AM   #3
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i have tried it, but that doesn't fix the problem.

Here is some extra information.
This is the output of the startkde command:
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xsetroot: unable to open display ''
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xsetroot: unable to open display ''
Link points to "/tmp/kde-root"
Link points to "/var/tmp/kdecache-root"
Link points to "/tmp/kdesocket-root"
startkde: starting up...
startkde: could not start D-Bus. Check your installation
Error: Can't open display:
There is a change that the output shown above isn't 100% exactly the same as the ouput it gave. Because i have to write on a paper and post it with the-os-we-dont-want-to-mention.

I hope you can do something with it....

Last edited by konqi; 01-26-2008 at 04:14 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 04:15 AM   #4
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does anybody know it?
 
Old 03-21-2008, 08:52 PM   #5
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does anybody know it?
trungnt_hut had it right.

Just make sure you set your QTDIR variable to the correct location for your installation.

Mine was located in /usr/lib/qt4.

export QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt4
export PATH=$QTDIR/bin:$PATH

The above 2 lines were enough to get me into KDE 4.0.2 successfully.

Thanks trungnt_hut!
 
Old 03-22-2008, 07:16 AM   #6
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i've tried it again, now it works! Maybe i made an error.

Does kde4 run smooth on your system? By me it is very choppy. Is this a problem with drivers from ati, or somethin configuration in X? Or is it just a bug in kde?
 
Old 03-22-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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I'm happy that I can help !
Thanks !
 
Old 03-31-2008, 06:57 PM   #8
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{sorry to revive this thread...}

Where did you find those tgz's might I ask?
 
Old 04-01-2008, 08:26 AM   #9
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i can't find them on the site where i downloaded them. But you can search for something like 'kde 4 slackware'.

I think you 'd better use 3.5 right now, because kde 4 missen lots of features (kmail etc). And the packages i used were 4.01.

Somewhere in June kde 4.1 will be released and probably a new slackware, but i can't say it for sure.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 05:52 PM   #10
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OK...thanks!
 
  


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