[Thunar-dev] Dbus problems

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sat Jul 22 12:39:21 CEST 2006

Rodrigo Coacci wrote:
> Can anyone tell what is the currently supported DBUS version?
> Because it seems that my distro (Arch linux) had update DBUS to version
> 0.62 and all dbus stuff stop working. Both Thunar and Gaim (both svn
> versions) complain about DBUS not running. Here's the exact message
> (from Thunar):
> Thunar: Failed to connect to the D-BUS session bus: Unable to determine
> the address of the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch' and 'man
> dbus-daemon' for help)
> However a call to dbus-launch returns this:
> DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS='unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-I7beWeG5eP,guid=0aacc144bad0c87c4ba82df1f0068d00';
> So I'm guessing dbus is running correctly. Isn't it?
> Thunar is svn 22506, and DBUS is 0.62

The environment variables must be set for processes to be able to
connect to the bus. I.e. xfce4-session must be launched with dbus-launch
(unless you b0rked the Xfce startup scripts, this should be done

> Cheers,
>       Rodrigo


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