Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193448
Gnome-power-manager produces error on login instead of working
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:45:34 EST
Description of problem:
Gnome-power-manager produces error on login instead of working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dbus-glib-0.61-3.fc5.1 (both x86_64 and i386 versions installed)
Upon fc5 installation I realized that there was no way to change the display
power management parameters, the screen saver just used the same setting I had
in xorg.conf. So I manually added the gnome-power-manager package. Now, upon
logging in to a gnome session, I get a popup error and the power preferences do
not seem to have any effect.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. The usual fc5 installation on x86_64
2. Manually add package gnome-power-manager
On logging in to a gnome session, you get a popup saying:
This program cannot start until you start the dbus session service.
This is usually started automatically in X or gnome startup when you
start a new session.
As far as I can tell, gnome-power-preferences setting changes have no effect,
I get the same popup when I try starting it.
No popups, and working gnome-power-preferences
The same thing seemed to work correctly on a fc5/i386 machine I tried it out on.
Looks like a dependancy issue. gnome-power-manager should require dbus-x11. Do
you have dbus-x11 installed?
Created attachment 130162 [details]
rpm -qa | sort
Just to make things quicker, here's a complete list of packages on my computer.
Duplicates are due to having both x86_64 and i386 versions of some packages.
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