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Re: Problems with gconf/dbus/gnucash

Is the dbus daemon running? IIRC, there is one that runs on startup
(system-wide) and another instance in the user's session. Sounds like
the system-wide one is not running.

On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 2:12 AM, Paul Goyette <> 
> I have to admit that I have no idea about gconf or dbus.  The only thing I
> know is that dbus is used by gconf, which is used by gnucash ...
> Now, I've got a little group of five amd64 machines, all running the same
> NetBSD 6.99.23 kernel and userland, and all running the same set of 300+
> packages, all of which were just rebuilt and reinstalled from a very recent
> pkgsrc.
> On three of these machines, gnucash runs properly, and loads my existing
> data file without any problem.  On the other two machines, I get two message
> boxes during startup, (the active) one saying that it "Cannot find default
> values".  If I select the Setup button in this box, it tries to walk me
> through editting my ~/.gconf.path file, which already contains the right
> data!
> If I instead select the Skip button, I get a series of error messages
> similar to the following (reformatted, to insert line breaks)
>   Failed to load key /apps/gnucash/general/show_splash_screen:
>   Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a
>   missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See
> for information. (Details -  1:
>   Failed to get connection to session: Could not connect: No such
>   file or directory)
> I've restarted dbus, and I've compared all the dbug system files with those
> on the working machines, and found no differences.  Yet these messages
> persist, and I am at a loss to figure out how to proceed.
> (Yes, I did visit the URL listed in the error message, but it wasn't
> terribly helpful.)
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