Ubuntu

couldn't connect to session bus

Reported by Guillermo Pérez on 2005-10-22
20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Medium
Oliver Grawert

Bug Description

The gnome-screensaver app does not start. When I execute it by hand, I get the
following error message:

$ gnome-screensaver
** (gnome-screensaver:21236): CRITICAL **: couldn't connect to session bus:
Unable to determine the address of the message bus
** (gnome-screensaver:21236): WARNING **: failed to register with the message bus

I'm using Breeze 5.10, totally updated.

Michael Bienia (geser) wrote :

(In reply to comment #0)
> $ gnome-screensaver
> ** (gnome-screensaver:21236): CRITICAL **: couldn't connect to session bus:
> Unable to determine the address of the message bus
> ** (gnome-screensaver:21236): WARNING **: failed to register with the message bus

Do you have dbus-1-utils installed?

I got the same error until I figured out that I also need dbus-1-utils to be
installed.
(see also my bug report in malone: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/1735)

Guillermo Pérez (bisho) wrote :

Yeah! that fixed the problem!

Shouldn't dbus-1-utils be a dependency of dbus? gnome-screensaver, evolution,
and other tools need this!

Guillermo Pérez (bisho) wrote :

How can I mark this as duplicated of a bug in the launchpad?
Launchpad is the preferred bug tracking now?

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

 gnome-screensaver (0.0.20-0ubuntu2) dapper; urgency=low
 .
   * debian/control:
     - added dbus-1-utils as a dependency. (Ubuntu: #18290, Malone: #1735)

Michael Bienia (geser) wrote :

(In reply to comment #4)
> gnome-screensaver (0.0.20-0ubuntu2) dapper; urgency=low
> .
> * debian/control:
> - added dbus-1-utils as a dependency. (Ubuntu: #18290, Malone: #1735)
>

As dbus-launch add /etc/X11/Xsession.d/75dbus_dbus-launch is now in dbus (0.60)
the dependency on dbus-1-utils shouldn't be necessary anymore.

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

 gnome-screensaver (0.0.23-0ubuntu3) dapper; urgency=low
 .
   * debian/control:
     - removed Dependency on dbus-1-utils. (Comment on #18290), thanks
       Michael Bienia <email address hidden>.

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