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Author Topic: Error message running pidgin in fluxbox  (Read 1838 times)


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Error message running pidgin in fluxbox
« on: September 25, 2007, 10:36:18 am »

There is an error prompt up while running pidgin from fluxbox......but pidgin is usable.....

Purple's D-BUS server is not running for the reason listed below

Failed to get connection: Unable to determine the address of the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch' and 'man dbus-daemon' for help)

I am using VL5.8 STD with Fluxbox 1.0rc3 : (c) 2001-2006 Henrik Kinnunen and pidgin Pidgin 2.1.1

any idea?


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Re: Error message running pidgin in fluxbox
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 10:13:22 am »

In your fluxbox .startup script, can you try putting
eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session`
and see if the error is still there.

However, I don't think most people would need pidgin's dbus support anyway, it's too undocumented to be really useful, so you're not missing out on anything.
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