Re: d-bus error when running unstable totem

On Thu, 2010-06-10 at 02:35 -0500, Vasilis Liaskovitis wrote:
> HI,
> I am trying to write some small patches/enhancements to totem. I I 've
> checked out the totem source code from the project's git.
> git clone git://
> I built and installed it in a local non-system-wide directory e.g.
> /home/totem-install with the folllowing commands:
> ./
> ./configure --prefix=/home/totem-install
> make
> make install
> When I try to run the newly built version I get the folowing d-bus
> error messages:
> root madrugada:/home/totem-install# bin/totem

Why are you launching Totem as root?

> (process:2141): Totem-WARNING **: Could not load desktop file
> '/usr/local/share/applications/totem.desktop': No such file or
> directory

Did that file not get installed?

> (totem:2141): Totem-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session
> manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
> (totem:2141): Unique-DBus-WARNING **: Unable to open a connection to
> the session bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the
> remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security
> policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network
> connection was broken.
> (totem:2141): Unique-DBus-WARNING **: Unable to connect to the running
> instance, aborting.
> This is on debian/squeeze amd64.
> Even when creating a symbolic link /usr/local/share/applications/ to
> /usr/share/app-install/desktop (where my system-wide totem scripts
> are)) I still get the rest of the error messages.
> Is there some procedure or d-bus updating that I need to setup in
> order to run this unstable non-system totem?

The easiest is actually not to install it, and launch it from within the
src/ sub-directory of the sources. Don't run programs as root, and make
sure you use a session with a dbus-daemon running as the user.


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