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Re: gdm X login does not work anymore after last update (dbus problem?)



On Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:29:11 +0200
Stefan Bellon <bellon@axillion.de> wrote:

> I've done an apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my notebook last
> night and today I noticed that I can no longer login to an X session
> using gdm.
> 
> I get the following information in my ~/.xsession-errors file:
> 
> /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and
> utmp /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a
> -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h ""
> -l ":0" "sbellon" /etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
> Failed to start message bus: Failed to read directory
> "/etc/dbus-1/${prefix}/share/dbus-1/services": No such file or
> directory EOF in dbus-launch reading address from bus daemon
> 
> I have not much clue what this error means apart from the fact that
> there is no subdirectory hierarchy share/dbus-1/services
> below /etc/dbus-1 and share/dbus-1/services is available under /usr.
> 
> Can somebody give me some clues about how to trace the problem down?
> 

It's caused by a typo in /etc/dbus-1/session.conf. Just change the
occurrence of '$(prefix)' to '/usr'. 

-- 

Liam



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