Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448585
vncserver can't launch KDE
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:39:38 EDT
Description of problem:
I migrated my system from F8 to F9 and noticed that vncserver is no longer able
to start KDE desktops using the suggested default script:
There's a 00-start-message-bus.sh script in xinit that is supposed to launch a
dbus daemon, but it doesn't seem to work for KDE.
My /etc/sysconfig/desktop settings are as follows:
The system would try to start up, then eventually fail to complete with lots of
messages in the logs about failure to communicate with dbus.
If I remove the DESKTOP setting above, the system defaults to a GNOME desktop
and the VNC session works (as a GNOME desktop of course)
For KDE, I figured out a workaround as follows:
exec dbus-launch /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
Is this the right fix for F9? Is this something that kdm is doing that I need
to replicate for a valid VNC session?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Hm, dbus should be started correctly. Could you please attach log? (located in
I was able to get it to launch successfully on a different machine; I suspect
that the failing machine in question was overloaded (not enough memory). I was
seeing lots of dbus timeouts that aren't reproducible on machines with more