Re: [Banshee-List] "Banshee is already running"
- From: Russ Brown <pickscrape gmail com>
- To: banshee-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Banshee-List] "Banshee is already running"
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 21:39:24 -0600
How silly of me not to think of that.
I tried the strace but saw no mention of any lock files.
I tried downgrading and that fixed the problem. Interesting.
So, I tried the source. It appears that banshee runs through all
running processes and compares names with process IDs(Main.cs around line 104). I added some
additional debug output to show me what these values are:
Console.WriteLine("Current process name: " +
Console.WriteLine("Process name : " + process.ProcessName);
Console.WriteLine("Current process ID : " + current_process.Id);
Console.WriteLine("Process ID : " + process.Id);
The output for the first run was:
Banshee is already running. If you were trying to control the already
running instance of Banshee, D-Bus must be enabled. Banshee could not
connect to your D-Bus Session Bus.
Current process name: banshee
Process name : banshee
Current process ID : 701
Process ID : 9328
While this was running I saw that process ID 701 was indeed banshee (in
fact there were three of them with the same ID, most likely threads):
/bin/mono --debug /usr/lib/banshee/banshee.exe
Process ID 9328 is odd because according to ps it is:
The interesting thing is, neither of these processes are called 'banshee'
from what I can see. Where does process.ProcessName gets its value
from? The mono documentation for that method is incomplete.
The good news is that if I just bypass this check completely I'm able
to run banshee without any showstoppers(*). My knowledge of these Mono
classes is limited to what I just leaned just now. If anyone else can
suggest any further debugging I can do, I'll be happy to try it.
(*) When starting up I get the following error, but I'm able to see my
ipod anyway. Weird.
(Could not connect to D-Bus) - D-Bus support will be disabled for this
instance: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:07:10 -0500
Peter Colijn <pcolijn gmail com> wrote:
> I'm not a Banshee devel, but one thing you could try is stracing
> banshee when it starts up, to see if it's determining whether another
> Banshee is running by looking for some file somehwere. If it is
> checking that way (and you are really sure Banshee isn't running), you
> can just remove that file. You could also grep the source for "Banshee
> is already running" and see what it's doing that way.
> Have fun,
> On 1/18/06, Russ Brown <pickscrape gmail com> wrote:
> > I've just upgraded to 0.10.4, and now find myself completely unable
> > to launch banshee at all.
> > The error I get is:
> > "Banshee is already running. If you were trying to control the
> > already running instance of Banshee, D-Bus must be enabled. Banshee
> > could not connect to your D-Bus Session Bus."
> > Well, Banshee is definitely not already running. ps -eaf shows that
> > neither 'banshee' or 'mono' is running at all.
> > DBus is enabled. I've restarted it and dbus processes are running.
> > Furthermore, if I run the ipod utility and plug my ipod in, I see
> > notification of the device being found, so I know that DBus is
> > working.
> > Finally, I tried launching banshee with dbus-launch, which produced
> > the same error message.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks.
> > --
> > Russ
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