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Offline tcFan

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dbus not starting?
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:40:14 PM »
hello,

trying to follow the wiki instructions for loading PulseAudio, it seems I can't get dbus to start.

Everything else is working, if I load pulseaudio by sudo and with the --system flag it can even play video music from within Firefox, and get controls through pavucontrol, etc.

I'd like to run it "properly" though. I place the "dbus-launch" script on .X.d/dbus but nothing happens (status returns negative), chmod the file into an executable, also nothing. I do make sure to back it up. Placed dbus.tcz onboot.lst, at the top, as well. Any ideas please?

Edit: Do I have to place something at bootlocal.sh?
« Last Edit: June 21, 2017, 03:51:50 PM by tcFan »

Offline tcFan

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Re: dbus not starting?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 02:29:33 PM »
okay, so it was conflicting information between the wiki and the extension info.

The proper command is "sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus start" and the dbus file on .X.d/ doesn`t seem to be necessary.
Moreover, a post here suggested loading expat2 before dbus would start it auto but that didn`t work.

I did place the command on bootlocal.sh however and everything works now but, please advise if there is a better way. Thanks.

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Re: dbus not starting?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 05:14:00 AM »
For almost any extension to work with dbus, the dbus daemon either needs to be started manually or via bootlocal.sh

There are a few extensions - avahi, bluez, cups - whose daemons will start the dbus daemon if it is not already started.

The gnome-session extension will autostart many (but not all) daemons and other processes, but requires the dbus daemon to be started before it will run via "startx".

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Re: dbus not starting?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 02:26:59 PM »
> There are a few extensions

Cool. Something like a (pseudo code) "dbus status"?"dbus start":null; 

why not add this kind of script to the pulseaudio extension? it clearly requires dbus, right?

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Re: dbus not starting?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
Once dbus is started several applications like gnome-session and pavucontrol will start pulseaudio automatically.