DBus connect problems during dbus_g_bus_get

Steve Kreyer steve.kreyer at web.de
Mon Sep 10 06:48:46 PDT 2007

Hi Thiago,

I wonder because theres a dbus deamon already running when I try to
execute the application:
  $ ps aux
    1 root     init      
  918 root     /sbin/klogd
  957 root     /usr/sbin/sshd
  961 root     /tmp/gtk_fb/bin/dbus-daemon --system

Can it be that the autolauncher uses the pid file to decide whether it
should start the daemon or not?
My pid file is located in  /tmp/gtk_fb/var/run/dbus/pid, so its not
located in the standard system /var/run path.

Dbus is configured with the prefix to /tmp/gtk_fb. So everything should
be fine, shouldn't it?


Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On Monday 10 September 2007 14:08:03 Steve Kreyer wrote:
>> Hi!
>> In one of my apps I want to connect to dbus. This app should run on a
>> system where no X11 is available (instead Iam using gtk-directfb). So
>> when the application starts I get the following error during
>> dbus_g_bus_get  (Iam using the glib binding):
>>     ** ERROR **: Failed to get on the bus: dbus-launch failed to
>> autolaunch D-Bus session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.
>> What went wrong? In general, is it possible to use the dbus daemon
>> without running an X session?
> Yes, but you need to start the D-Bus daemon manually in that case.
> Autostart only works with an X11 display running.
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