dbus-1.2.3 and gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.1

William Jon McCann william.jon.mccann at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 01:57:27 PDT 2009


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Havoc Pennington
<havoc.pennington at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> dbus-daemon first.
> 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.

Yeah, I think so too.  We actually had this for a short time and then
it changed in


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