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

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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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Receiving GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply error message when stopping and restarting Nautilus

When I stop and restart nautilus using the command "nautilus -q && nautilus I receive the following message : Impossible d'enregistrer l'application: ...
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Query screensaver status from Python e.g. via dbus

I want to do this, but in Python: Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked? I know I can do it by launching a process: gnome-screensaver-command --query and I know I can track ...
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Missing org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.Smartcard .service

After logging into a system via GDM's greeter to any of {Gnome3, XFCE, or Ubuntu (Unity?)} desktop sessions I see a blank screen. Investigating the logs, the greeter file contains the following ...
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Spotify metadata through DBUS with track_notifications disabled

Situation: Ubuntu 14.04 Awesome WM Spotify Linux Client Version: 0.9.11.27 Custom preference setting: ui.track_notifications_enabled=false in /home/USER/.config/spotify/Users/USER/prefs (If I ...
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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 ...
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How to get via SSH the active DISPLAY for a locally loged user?

I need to get the active DISPLAY for any loged in user, so if they enter through SSH, they can query it. Under Ubuntu 12.04, I used a script that, using the consolekit dbus interface, iterated ...
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Run rkhunter regularely on a desktop system

I want to get a warning on my desktop when rkhunter finds something odd on my system. I whitelisted some files and dirs that seem ok in /etc/rkhunter.conf so I get no warnings anymore. Now I want to ...
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Package update fails due to “GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon” and “No D-BUS daemon running”

When I run my updates in my Update Manager I get this error: (gconftool-2:4452): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-n18dYWJJ0U: ...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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How can I run code whenever a USB device is (un)plugged, without requiring root permissions?

I have a script that I wish to run whenever I plug/unplug a mouse or keyboard to my USB port. There is already plenty of documentation on how to configure udev rules to run arbitrary scripts when a ...
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Bluez Installation - configuration error for DBUS 1.6

I am trying to install bluez 5.2 libraries on Ubuntu 12.04. while running ./configure, I received error for GLib2.0, I was able to resolve by using sudo apt get-install for GLib2. Now I am receiving ...
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.dbus folder in home folder belongs root

I have a folder ~/.dbus in my homefolder that is only read and writeable by root: drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 . drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 session-bus Is this the ...
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Fail to connect to socket, /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket

When I want to boot from CD, or install new version ( 13.10, 14.04) of Ubuntu, and also (elemntaryos) I got nothing in the monitor, recently I found it has the following problem Fail to connect to ...
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How to fix Unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I am having trouble with my display. I tried the following to fix... dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity ...but on doing the setsid unity, I get the following ...
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apt-get upgrade fails with “adduser: The user `messagebus' already exists. Exiting.”

Got this today when trying to upgrade the software on my Ubuntu 12.04 Server: # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, ...
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About dbus-daemon's activation parameter

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 LTS. I saw following line in /etc/init.d/dbus.conf. exec dbus-daemon --system --fork --activation=upstart And I saw the man page for dbus-daemon, and then found the ...
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Unable to login as user using GNOME session

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with GNOME3 Team's GNOME3-Staging PPA and now unable to login (as user) because of an issue about DBus. I know that because trying sudo restart dbus takes forever. ...
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What actions does Ubuntu trigger when battery is low?

When the battery is low, the screen gets dimmed after a few seconds already. This appears to be some special power-saving mode, and might be related to the time in ...