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I use awesomewm and I have installed gnome-do. When I start it, I see this:

[SystemService] Could not initialize dbus: Unable to open the session message bus.
(Do:3128): Wnck-CRITICAL **: wnck_set_client_type got called multiple times.
(Do:3128): libdo-WARNING **: Binding '<Super>space' failed!

It is clear, it cannot map space combination, because awesomewm uses this one. However, I can see gnome-do in my processes. How I can summon it? Some people tell me that I should see the gnome-do welcome window, but I don't.

I tried what is written in this post ( But it does not work, because every time I restart gnome-do, my binding written by hands disappears.

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I found a solution:

dbus-launch gnome-do

However, I don't know why I need to start gnome-do like this. Others start it normally. If you have a solution how to configure dbus to avoid dbus-launch, please, live a comment.

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I recommend asking a separate question about this new, more specific problem. – Eliah Kagan Jul 24 '12 at 20:49
Do you know more these days? I'm curious! – Robert Siemer Nov 18 '14 at 19:00
No. If it is relevant, I am using cairo-dock with <Super> + ` hotkey, to launch applications, guake and multiple workspaces. – user14416 Nov 19 '14 at 9:23

Running gnome-do again from the run dialog (if it is already running) will summon it. At that point you will be able to change the keyboard combination in preferences > keyboard.

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I wrote in my post that I don't see the gnome-do window, when I start it. – user14416 Jul 24 '12 at 18:07

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