Anyway to remove interface from session bus?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Sep 19 12:20:55 PDT 2013

On sexta-feira, 20 de setembro de 2013 02:59:01, 斟酌鵬兄 wrote:
> Hi,
> Long story short, in gnome 3, the interface org.freedesktop.Notifications
> is registered by gnome-shell.

I believe you're talking about service name "org.freedesktop.Notifications", 
not interface. The two concepts use dot-separated reverse domains, but they 
are not the same thing.

> This cause the notify-osd, which I am trying to get it work, failed to
> register that instance.
> So I searched for solution to get that instance removed, but none found.

1) Kill the process
2) Modify the process so it won't register the name
3) force a registration by passing the DBUS_NAME_FLAG_REPLACE_EXISTING flag to 

Option 3 only works if the current owner also passed the 
DBUS_NAME_FLAG_ALLOW_REPLACEMENT flag. If it didn't, then requestion to 
override will not work.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) - thiago (AT)
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