Could I connect user's session bus from root?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Wed May 12 04:04:40 PDT 2010

Em Quarta-feira 12. Maio 2010, às 12.13.06, danny escreveu:
> Dear All,
> I have a program run as root, but I need get information from GVFS which is
> on the session bus, and it shows "failed to connect the session bus" while
> I run the test program, and it could not get any information from the
> Could I access the session bus in my "root" program?


The user's session bus requires the user's UID. Your program needs to drop 
privileges before connecting.

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