dbus-1.2.3 and gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.1
havoc.pennington at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 15:29:50 PDT 2009
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 12:48 PM, walt <w41ter at gmail.com> wrote:
> A few of us using gentoo-unstable/testing are having trouble with gsd not
> starting properly unless we use 'dbus-launch gnome-session'.
It's a bug if any distribution launches a desktop without launching
As Ray said gnome-session makes some sort of (broken and wrong)
attempt to recover, but it's broken and wrong. The bug is in the X
session startup scripts that fail to launch dbus. The entire X session
needs to see the dbus daemon and it needs to start before anything
else in the session, including gnome-session. Also dbus should be
launched for all sessions, not just gnome, because a number of apps
require it and any session can contain those apps.
Personally I think it would be clearer if gnome-session just did
g_error("Your X setup scripts are broken because dbus-daemon was not
launched") if it got a NULL session bus.
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