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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:19:25 +0000
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Failed to connect to socket /var/tmp/dbus-9QmJ2ebH21: No such file or directory
Message-ID:  <20090123131925.GA85167@mech-cluster238.men.bris.ac.uk>

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I run FreeBSD 6.4-STABLE alpha, and I've XAUTHORITY set up:

% echo $XAUTHORITY
/home/mexas/.Xauthority

I've gconf2-2.24.0 and ORBit2-2.14.16

Whenever I try to start a browser, e.g. firefox2 or kazehakase I get this message:

GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Failed to connect to socket /var/tmp/dbus-9QmJ2ebH21: No such file or directory)
GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Failed to connect to socket /var/tmp/dbus-9QmJ2ebH21: No such file or directory)

Sometimes the browser eventually opens up, but sometimes it doesn't.

In addition, the time /var/tmp/orbit-mexas is 1970:

# ls -al /var/tmp/|grep orbit-mexas
drwx------   2 mexas  wheel  1024  1 Jan  1970 orbit-mexas
# 

And where is that random number comes from in /var/tmp/dbus-9QmJ2ebH21?

I've

% xauth -v list
Using authority file /home/mexas/.Xauthority
mech-anton240.men.bris.ac.uk:0  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  27cb8258eb7feb6291ba680547603a68
mech-aslap33.men.bris.ac.uk:0  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  9f784d8ddca2a8f9deaefd12c809fc51

What's going on? Give me a clue please.

many thanks
anton

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Anton Shterenlikht
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