Bug 8066 - D-Bus error on launching epiphany
Summary: D-Bus error on launching epiphany
Alias: None
Product: dbus
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: John (J5) Palmieri
Keywords: NEEDINFO
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-08-29 12:04 UTC by Mark J.
Modified: 2014-09-10 16:26 UTC (History)
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Description Mark J. 2006-08-29 12:04:07 UTC
When launching the epiphany web browser from Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Menu (SLAB), the Ubuntu Side Panel (USP) or when chosing 'Execute epiphany' from
the choices on deskbar-applet that come up when searching 'epiphany' on Ubuntu
6.06, the following error occurs:

'Startup failed because of the following error:
Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-RXk6a6qq6u: Connection refused'

Running dbus-launch epiphany starts the program, but if the browser is already
open at the time the new instance seems to think it has crashed (offering to
recover the already open session) so it is not an acceptable work around.

On the same system, epiphany launches fine from the Gnome Menu, terminal, or
from panel launchers.  Since the error occurs through different methods of
launching, it seems the problem is with d-bus.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2006-08-29 16:29:44 UTC
The problem is unlikely to be with dbus. It's probably that due to how some of 
these apps (slab, usp, etc.) were started up, they don't have the right 
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS inherited from their parent process. Exactly how this 
is intended to work varies a bit by distribution (and can also be affected if 
you used dbus-launch manually or something like that).

You can look at the environment of your apps with something like 
"ps ewwwww" and everything in your login session should have the same 
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS. If anything has a different (or missing) address, 
that is your problem.
Comment 2 Simon McVittie 2011-02-28 09:05:05 UTC
Is this still reproducible in any current distributions?
Comment 3 Simon McVittie 2014-09-10 16:26:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Is this still reproducible in any current distributions?

3 years later, I'm going to assume "no".

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