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Date:      Thu, 22 Feb 2007 15:57:57 -0500
From:      "Hilt, Ian" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   Problem with gnome_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf
Message-ID:  <>

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I tried enabling all GNOME 2.16 services with gnome_enable=3D"YES" in =
/etc/rc.conf file. However, this did not start any programs referenced
by this web page
<>. This page
didn't help much in the way of troubleshooting. It seemed pretty
straightforward; set gnome_enable=3D"YES" and it should start all of
GNOME's services. I'm guessing I'm missing something obvious. I've
searched the freebsd mailing list archives and found posts regarding
this issue but they have not solved my problem, or have not been
answered e.g.
www/db/text/2007/freebsd-questions/20070121.freebsd-questions>. This
w/db/text/2006/freebsd-questions/20061217.freebsd-questions> provided
some more information but did not resolve the issue. I've searched
google and have come up with nothing. There was a port - gnome_subr -
that was supposed to allow gnome_enable to work, but it did not work. I
followed the procedure outlined in the documentation but to no avail.
Finally, I've tried enabling dbus, polkitd, and hald in the /etc/rc.conf
file but when I click on "Removable drives and media" in the GNOME
desktop, it displays a message box that says volume management is not
supported and that I should enable hald. I've checked the packages
installed and the removable drives and media packege is installed as
well as hal.

Here's 'uname -a' output:
FreeBSD freebsd 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 10:40:27
UTC 2007

Output of lshal while dbus, polkitd, and hald are enabled in
error: libhal_ctx_init: (null): (null)
Could not initialise connection to hald.
 Normally this mean the HAL daemon (hald) is not running or not ready.

Output of lshal while only gnome_enable is enabled.
error: dbus_bus_get: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound: Failed to
connect to socket /var/run/dbus/dbus.pipe: No such file or directory

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ian Hilt

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