Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215495
gnome session deamon unable to determine the address of the message bus on start
Last modified: 2008-03-18 14:41:31 EDT
Description of problem:
When gnome session starts a window pop ups with error message:
There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.
Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly.
The last error message was:
Unable to determine the address of the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch' and
'man dbus-daemon' for help)
GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.
the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based
write_all write failure:: Broken pipe
Window manager warning: Log level 32: could not find XKB extension.
Gnome-Message: gnome_execute_async_with_env_fds: returning -1
libnotify-Message: Unable to get session bus: Unable to determine the address of
the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch' and 'man dbus-daemon' for help)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I found a solution people have same problem here
and rpm -Uvh dbus-* --force
The solution provided doesn't work for me
I still have same error message.
was having same error, fixed by installing dbus-x11 rpm package. you shouldn't
use rpm --force to install packages, since it doesn't track package depencies.
instead, remove that 3 packages you've installed and install them with yum -y
install dbus-x11. hope that helps.
We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)