Unable to determine the address of the message bus
hp at redhat.com
Sat Jan 28 11:32:41 PST 2006
On Sat, 2006-01-28 at 22:43 +1100, Rod Butcher wrote:
> I have what is basically a Mandrake 10.2 box, and have installed
> Mandrake's dbus packages. I have 2 dbus daemons running, one using the
> /etc/dbus-1/session.conf file, the other using the
> etc/dbus-1/system.conf file. I understand this ought to provide a user
> message bus and a systemwide message bus, correct ?
> Any app I run (e.g. gnome-screensaver, evolution) that needs to use DBUS
> output messages like the following :-
> (gnome-screensaver:5434): gnome-screensaver-WARNING **: couldn't connect
> to session bus: Unable to determine the address of the message bus
> (gnome-screensaver:5434): gnome-screensaver-WARNING **: failed to
> register with the message bus
> I have read and digested as far as I am able (I'm not a developer) the
> documentation on the freedesktop site. What am I doing wrong ? Pointers
> to relevant documentation gratefully received.
Normally, when you log in to X the distribution would have configured
the X startup scripts to launch dbus and set the
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable.
My guess is that either you just need to log out and back in, or that
Mandrake hasn't done this yet.
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