[arch-general] Unable to contact D-Bus session bus [testing]

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 19:47:31 EST 2012

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:18 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all, started having this problem a couple of days back with the
> dbus-core removal move (and corresponding filesystem update).
> http://pastebin.com/JKMN58jP is the result of journalctl -b
> A whole bunch of my applications cannot contact dbus. Firefox is one,
> even pulseaudio complains (though sound still works as it still runs,
> go figure). gnucash cannot start, etc. etc., but those are just
> symptoms. Oh, and ario and synapse are dumping core.
> I downgraded immediately due to having some things to finish off. At
> that time dbus was at 1.6.8-4, now its 1.6.8-5 (just updated again as
> today I have a bit of time to debug).
> Most likely cause I can see is (may be) the filesystem update. I have
> gshadow, shadow, group, and passwd pacnew files, but no idea how to
> merge them (should I swap the dbus IDs from the pacnew files in?). The
> original files worked after a downgrade.
> Thanks for your help & time.

Sigh, and of course after I sent the message (which was prepared
earlier) I realize that overnight as I slept there were forum posts
etc. about the topic.

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/32952 said to start dbus-launch, which
seems to work, so adding to my xinitrc. Continuing discussion there.

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