Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am using Ubuntu 11.10; Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic with Gnome 3.2.1

Yesterday I was browsing through the totem plugins and accidentally hit activate on the dbus plugin. When I started Totem after that, it showed the UI for like a second and then quit. I ran it in terminal and got the following error output:

(totem:3808): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: Property 'object' on class
'ZeitgeistDpPlugin' has type 'TotemObject' which is different from the type 
'GObject', of the property on interface 'PeasActivatable'

Segmentation fault

I don't really get what it's trying to tell me...though I am pretty sure that I messed up something by turning on that plugin.

So I would like to know how to deactivate it again...outside of totem. I would also like to know what actually caused the failure.

share|improve this question
I moved the answer out of your question and into a real "Answer". In the future, feel free to post answers to your own questions to help future visitors find the solutions as quickly as possible. – Michael Martin-Smucker Jan 6 '12 at 19:58
thanks, I actually wanted to do that but it told me that I couldn't answer my own questions – Daniel Jan 7 '12 at 13:40
yeah, I think you might have to wait a couple days after posting the question before you can answer it. – Michael Martin-Smucker Jan 7 '12 at 18:07
up vote 0 down vote accepted

The problem can be fixed by deleting the dbus folder in the /usr/lib/totem/plugins directory.

If there is another more elegant way to do this please comment...

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.