D-BUS is a messaging system used by applications to talk to each other.

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Why do I need sudo to reboot from the command line? [duplicate]

When I enter reboot on the command line, I get: reboot: Need to be root and asked the root / sudo password. When I reboot via the gui I can do that without my sudo password. Why is that? What's ...
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Unity Desktop incomplete when launching manually using 'startx $(which unity)'

This is a follow-up question to 15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console. I finally managed to load the Unity Desktop after having booted into text-mode. But the desktop I ...
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Software Center doesn't start - could not initiate dbus

Ubuntu Software Center is lost from my Ubuntu & it's not showing in launcher. When i run sudo software-center in my terminal, the output is something like this: 2016-01-29 17:46:53,262 - ...
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Install bluetooth or bluez-utils packages fails using bluez-5.37 (or bluez-4.101)

I have compiled bluez 5.37 from sources, and installed it. I would like to install the package bluez-utils, which depends on bluez. sudo apt-get install bluez-utils Reading package lists... Done ...
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trigger motion with dbus scrensaver event

I'm looking for a bash scrip to trigger motion when screensaver turns on and stops motion when screensaver turns off. I'm using Trusty Tar KDE on an Aspire E1-510. My linux programming skills are ...
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Fully encrypted system boots to Terminal login instead of GUI

When I switch on computer, because I have it encrypted, it always first asks for my passphrase in the GUI. I enter the phrase, then still in the GUI it normally asks for my password, and goes to the ...
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How can I use DBus to create a client and server without dbus configuration files on recent releases of Ubuntu?

I want to use a bridge between a flask webapp and python subprocesses under python3. I couldn't find a copy paste-able example of a service instantiated without config files for the same. The ...
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dbus: query running configuration? (The maximum number of active connections for UID x has been reached)

we have a strange problem and get sshd[…]: pam_systemd(sshd:session): Failed to connect to system bus: The maximum number of active connections for UID 0 has been reached Because we have only ...
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User cannot call com.ubuntu.WhoopsiePreferences.GetIdentifier on Ubuntu 14.04 server

On my server installations I cannot com.ubuntu.WhoopsiePreferences.GetIdentifier call without sudo, but it works fine on my desktop installations. Server: $ gdbus call --system -d ...
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Lock screen with gnome-screensaver-command as root (from /etc/pm/sleep.d script)

My system (Ubuntu 15.10) has a bug: I have enabled "Require my password when waking from suspend" on the "Brightness & Lock" settings panel, but it does NOT ask for my password, which is ...
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How to create an App Indicator icon in Ubuntu 14+ without using libappindicator?

I'm trying my hand at writing simple desktop utility apps in PHP and wxWidgets using wxPHP. After some substantial effort (and 20+ minutes of compilation time) to generate the PHP wxwidgets.so module, ...
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Execute a script every time a particular application makes a notification

I searched quiet a bit but all the articles and answers only tell you how to create your own notification. What I want to do is to keep track of all the notifications made by all the applications, and ...
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How to configure a systemd service that uses D-Bus?

I wrote a script that sends notifications. The script calls notify-send to do this, and notify-send requires a D-Bus environment variable to work: DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS. When I run my script from ...
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NameHasNoOwner warning at NetworkManager

My syslog shows various NetworkManager warnings on startup, and I am wondering whether these warning indicate any real problem. Here's a collection of such: Oct 14 15:15:43 lati NetworkManager[819]: ...
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bluetoothctl: can't input commands

After installing the latest Bluez package, I ran bluetoothctl. The program starts in the command line and prompts for user input. However, it does not respond to any user input whatsoever. Searching ...
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“Jack audio server could not be started” in QJackCtl

I have been trying to start the JACK audio server in QJackCtl, but I get the message: DBUS: Jack server could not be started. Sorry So the symptoms of my problem are exactly the same as in this ...
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ubuntu 14.04 qdbus in terminal list more services than when I run it in cron

In xterm qdbus shows: ~/bin$ qdbus :1.0 com.ubuntu.Upstart :1.1 :1.10 org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver org.gnome.SettingsDaemon org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Keyboard org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Power ...
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14.04 Can I create a sound indicator item for a script?

I have made a script to interact with MPC on the command line and would like to add to it so that I can control it in the Ubuntu sound menu. I have added my .desktop file (Below) to the sound menu. ...
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Bluetooth dbus error, can't send or receive files from computer / or share internet connection

My computer (Lenovo, Intel dual core, 64 bit, 1.9 GB Mmemory) did not come with a bluetooth card installed. So I spent the $3 and bought a bluetooth USB connector. I plugged it in to my Ubuntu ...
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How to use “systemd --user” instance?

I have an executable I'd like to run as a user and that user should be able to start and stop that service without sudo. I have systemd --user always running for the user by running loginctl ...
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Backintime won't start (no module named dbus)

I've got the following error on Ubunu 14.04 : user@ubuntu:~$ sudo backintime Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/common/backintime.py", line 26, in import config ...
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Minimal Display Manager sought

After getting a 3G modem for my laptop, I've started using Network Manager to manage my connections, and I quite like it. However, it is slightly annoying to have to be root to make any changes, ...
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Banshee Stopped Working

Recently Banshee stopped working. Running it in the terminal gives me Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'dbus-sharp, Version=1.0.0.0, ...
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Subscribe for DBUS event of screen power off

My MacBook Pro has a keyboard backlight which is pretty awesome, but there's a slight bug: the screen turns off after a given amount of time, but the keyboard backlight stays on. I've copied over ...
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org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod on auth.log

My auth.log is full with error messages of freedesktop, most of them look more or less as follows: May 25 07:59:40 lati dbus[425]: message repeated 7 times: [ [system] Rejected send message, 3 ...
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“No object for D-Bus interface” when mounting with Nautilus

I have an internal HDD that gives this error when I try to mount either of its two partitions in Nautilus, while my main HDD works fine. When I use Disks to mount it works but unmounting in Nautilus ...
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How to get gnome session idle time?

Has the method to get the session idle time through dbus changed in the recent Ubuntu or my dbus code here is wrong? #!/usr/bin/env python import dbus bus_name = 'org.gnome.ScreenSaver' obj_path = ...
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Failed to get D-BUS connection (systemctl, pulse) after upgrade to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 and I seem to have issue with permissions talking to D-BUS. Pulseaudio is completely broken (no sound, no volume controls), and systemctl (and also sudo systemctl) reports: $ ...
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15.04 upgrade issue upstart [closed]

ah I feel like an idiot! So I decided to upgrade my distro (like a dummy because I am hosting something for a school assignment) on an openVZ server. Now I can't get systemd working. I get the ...
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Dbus-error while accessing MATLAB remotely through SSH

I am trying to access MATLAB remotely through SSH. Both machines (server and the host) are running Ubuntu.I am facing the following error. kw12568:sandhua~> MATLAB is selecting SOFTWARE OPENGL ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce loads to black screen after login, after group skype on XP partition

Ubuntu 14.04 loads to black screen after login and doesn't recognise my second monitor. I hadn't made any recent changes other than a standard automatic software update yesterday - everything has been ...
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Ubuntu Touch Development: DBus connection via apparmor-template=unconfined?

I am trying to send DBus messages via Ubuntu Touch C++ application. With configuring default template (no error with unconfined) for Apparmor file my application is getting following error as reply: ...
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Ubuntu-sdk Kits, mkspec and dbus errors

This is a double part issue : When I launch the ubuntu sdk I get the following message in the General Messages pane: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Massive log file and 100% CPU usage for 'upstart'

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, and I installed some programs like MATLAB, Chromium, Evolution and other fairly harmless stuff. However, I have run into some trouble recently. The file ...
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Missing REQUIRED dependency: python3-dbus [how to install python dependencies]

I am trying to update HPLIP 3.14.3 to 3.15 but is not available through the software centre thus I am installing it from here. However I am having difficulties in the automatic installation due to ...
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How to add media keys for a player/plugin to the Sound menu in Unity

I want to add media keys for Totem and Adobe Flash player to the sound menu in the upper bar of Unity.Is there a way to do this? Here is a screenshot of what I mean: If it is not possible to do it ...
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I can't open software updater and unity tweak tool on Ubuntu14.04

I have a notification nearly every time I try to update. That note 'An error occurred while checking for updates => [TR Language] Güncellemeler denetlenirken bir sorun oluştu.' I can't open software ...
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gfortran cannot recognise pthread

I am using gfortran for fortran compiling and I was trying to compile a new code with watson sparse linear solver, but when hit compile it appears with these messages: libwsmp64.so: undefined ...
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`make` does not work on `dbus-glib-0.104`

My system is Ubuntu 14.10, I used make on other packages minutes before this, so in general it is working. My aim is to install xfce4-windowck-plugin-0.2.4 for which I am trying to manually solve the ...
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why does DBUS violate its own DTD?

I was looking at DBUS system.conf. The XML includes a DOCTYPE statement that references the following DTD: http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/dbus/1.0/busconfig.dtd However, when I tried ...
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nm-applet gives errors

nm-applet always gives me a hard time when connecting to wireless. I often have to restart it and make several attempts till it connects to a network. Sometimes even restarting the computer doesn't ...
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Power Management - OnSleep hook

Is it possible to have a script invoked when my PC decides to sleep or when it is put to sleep manually. What I am trying to do is to have a script that will take down my VPN and the SSH key, when ...
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PDF viewer that can be controlled programmatically (via dbus, pipe, etc)?

Is there a PDF viewer that I can control from a Python program, via dbus, a pipe, or something similar? I have a program for presentations that displays my own notes while displaying a PDF on a ...
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Pand using Bluez stack is not connecting any device

I am trying to implement PAN using Bluez's pan support.for this I have installed following packages: **1. zlib1.2.8 libffi-dev Glib 2.40 d bus 1.8 List item bluez 4.101** I followed the ...
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PAN using Bluez causes System Dbus vulnerability

I am trying to implement PAN(Personal Area Network) using bluez stack.I followed the steps specified in the link But the problem is I cant setup a pan.It causes my system in trouble.The main problems ...
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gedit not working in ssh session: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed

when I try using gedit in an SSH Session, I get this: max@amancer:/etc$ gedit SWARM.txt ** (gedit:24616): WARNING **: Befehlszeile »dbus-launch --autolaunch=b3945c581ae43ae601b4b5190000000c ...
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Single process with multiple dbus services

I am trying understand dbus IPC, please help me on this. If we need to communicate through dbus, the process needs to get the system/session bus and then request a name for service and then register ...
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Spotify metadata through DBUS with track_notifications disabled

Situation: I've got Ubuntu 14.04, Awesome WM and Spotify Linux Client Version: 0.9.11.27 Custom preference setting: ui.track_notifications_enabled=false in ...
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How to open mtp files from a Sony Walkman in Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and I cannot open any music files directly from my Sony Walkman NWZ-E353 (mp3 player). I used to be able to them open directly in Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 but now with Lubuntu I ...
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How to customize locally an apparmor profile?

I would like to run Firefox with aa-enforce(d) apparmor profile. This works fine, except I have a plugin that need access to the keyring via dbus. When the plugin ...