[tomboy-list] compiling/running issues on Ubuntu 11.10
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Wed May 9 15:04:10 PDT 2012
On Tue, May 8, 2012, at 10:57 AM, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> On 08/05/2012 10:20, Alemann Massho wrote:
> > Well, if that's true, then maybe I have found the source of my problem.
> > On my computer, there is for some strange reason a bug, that I have
> > tried for about three quarters of a year to fix, where Unity doesn't
> > start automatically when I log in (from gdm, lightdm, xdm, or kdm.) My
> > problem is described well in
> > http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/04/missing-top-and-side-panels-in-unity.html.
> > So I always just log in to tty1 and run unity there. So maybe unity is
> > inheriting the variables from the tty shell I am starting it from; and
> > because the variable is not set in that shell, Unity doesn't know about
> > it and can't make it available to processes run in gnome-terminal which
> > I have used to run tomboy? This seems to make sense, because the _only_
> > programs that get the impression that D-Bus isn't running are the
> > programs that are child processes of unity and by extension tty1! This
> > also makes sense to me because I recall encountering a similar error a
> > short time after Unity stopped launching by default. Of course, if this
> > is what is happening, and I am hoping it is, it just means that I know
> > what happened and not how I can fix it. Does it sound plausible that
> > this is the error's root cause?
> Yes, that's it. When you start Unity, you need to make sure you start it
> from a
> process that inherits from the gnome-session process, or otherwise set
> environment variables yourself. The ones that seem important are
> DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS, XDG_SESSION_COOKIE, SESSION_MANAGER,
> GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET, GPG_AGENT_INFO, SSH_AUTH_SOCK, XAUTHORITY and
> You're better off filing a bug on Unity regarding this.
> Kind regards,
> Loong Jin
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OK, got it. I don't think that it's a Unity bug, though, I think it is
just a problem with my configuration -- my hard drive failed and I ran a
rescue livecd, perhaps a file got corrupted somewhere. Since so many
people use Unity and I haven't encountered anyone with this problem so
far, I think it only affects my computer.
Anyway, I am now using Gnome Shell and I have found that I like it
better than Unity, so I'll keep it. Tomboy from git now runs fine,
without any problems. Thanks a lot for all of your help and know-how!
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