SV: Cannot connect to message bus

Owen Fraser-Green owen at
Tue May 4 20:39:29 EST 2004


You need to type:

dbus-monitor --system 

to specify the system bus (i.e. all users share it) instead of the default
session bus (which is only for your user and usually has a lifetime as long
as your desktop session). There's a brief description of each in the
dbus-daemon-1 man page.


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> Fra: dbus-bounces at 
> [mailto:dbus-bounces at] På vegne av Simon Ask Ulsnes
> Sendt: 4. mai 2004 12:13
> Til: dbus at
> Emne: Cannot connect to message bus
> Hi there!
> I am running DBUS from CVS with HAL and the newest Hotplug on 
> Gentoo Linux with a 2.6.4 kernel.
> dbus-daemon-1 is running, but dbus-monitor still tells me:
> Failed to open connection to session message bus: Unable to 
> determine the address of the message bus
> What to do?
> - Simon
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