using dbus peer to peer, i.e. without external bus daemon

Havoc Pennington havoc.pennington at
Thu Mar 26 06:54:39 PDT 2009


On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Alexander Neundorf
<neundorf at> wrote:
> I tried to connect to my self-made dbus server using Qt4 (address:
> unix:path=/tmp/mydbusserver) , and it hangs in
> QDBusConnection::connectToBus().
> In my server I receive two signal messages with interface
> org.freedesktop.DBus, object /org/freedesktop/DBus, and member NameAcquired,
> sender is org.freedesktop.DBus.
> And I receive them in the moment when my Qt applications tries to connect.
> I'm a bit confused, does the Qt application send these signals ?
> But they say the sender is org.freedesktop.DBus.

I can't explain that, best guess you must be somehow actually
connecting to dbus-daemon instead of your server.

connectToBus may well not work properly with a non-bus server, it
likely expects the server to implement some of the bus stuff.


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