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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:46:00 +0000
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Failed to connect to socket /var/tmp/dbus-9QmJ2ebH21: No such file or directory
Message-ID:  <20090123144600.GA85954@mech-cluster238.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20090123131925.GA85167@mech-cluster238.men.bris.ac.uk>
References:  <20090123131925.GA85167@mech-cluster238.men.bris.ac.uk>

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On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 01:19:25PM +0000, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> 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.

forgot to add that when either (or both) browsers are running, there is no dbus-daemon
process:

% ps ax|grep dbus
85571  p0  I      0:00.01 dbus-launch --autolaunch c147699dcd782c00b8cb56ec49707d8a --binary-syntax
85630  p1  I+     0:00.01 dbus-launch --autolaunch c147699dcd782c00b8cb56ec49707d8a --binary-syntax
85929  p2  R+     0:00.01 grep dbus
%

Looking at the dbus-launch manual page my impression was that dbus-launch should 
start dbus-daemon and exit. What I get is the opposite: dbus-launch is never terminated
and doesn't seem to launch dbus-daemon.

I'm confused. Please help.

My versions are dbus-1.2.4.4 and dbus-glib-0.78.

many thanks
anton


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