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Updating screen session environment variables to reflect new graphical login?

I use linux, and I like to do all my command-line work within a single screen session, so that I can restart my graphical login and such without losing my terminals. However, when I log out and back ...
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Custom hotkey/shortcut to open/bring to front an app

I don't imagine this is built into the system, but is it possible to do it without too much hassle? Say I open a specific program with a hotkey, and when I press that hotkey again, the program window ...
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Is there a DBus command to toggle auto-hide on a KDE Plasma panel?

Is there a DBus command (or some other way from the command line) to toggle auto-hide on a panel in KDE Plasma? (I'm running KDE 4.6.) I have a game I run in WINE that doesn't work right if it's ...
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Where can I find a full list of wpa-* options for the interfaces file?

I'm looking for an exhaustive list of wpa-* options that can be used in the /etc/network/interfaces file. The Debian wiki has a how-to-use page here: https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse, which ...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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Linking to a chat room via XMPP: URI

I found out how to link directly to a chat room on a Jabber conference server -- it took a bit of digging, and I wound up actually looking at the spec before I was sure I was doing it right. I ...
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Use dconf (or comparable) to set configs for another user

On Ubuntu Desktop 13.10, I have a setup script which runs as root. It essentially configures the computer as necessary, but I need to set some things with dconf. The script runs in a Terminal window ...
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gnome-terminal new tab dbus

I want to run a command (assumedly using dbus-send) that opens a new tab in a gnome-terminal session and runs a command. Is this possible?
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Something is blocking audio controls?

Lately I noticed that something seems to be blocking various audio controls - mixer mostly. I can't access mixer window from taskbar, my keyboard volume knob doesn't work, mute too. But - all the ...
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configure: error: cannot find D-Bus

When configuring a software (subversion) on Ubuntu Linux (10.04 lucid), I get an error: configure: error: cannot find D-Bus I restarted dbus service: #service dbus restart dbus start/running, ...
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Add a hook to run when NetworkManager connects

What would be a good way to make a script run every time my computer connects to the network in Ubuntu? Would I somehow use dbus to do this? Background: when I'm on the train I run a short Perl ...
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What DBus signals do I send to players to imitate Gnome's multimedia shortcuts?

I have Xubuntu 11.10, XFCE. I want to send DBus signals to the players so that they worked like in Gnome: you press 'play' key, it plays, 'next' - it forwards, and so on. For that, I need to bind to ...
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Useless nm_dbus_manager_init_bus error messages fill log

My system runs fine, but /var/log/messages repeats this message every few seconds, filling up my log directory: Oct 13 09:10:57 barry NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_dbus_manager_init_bus(): Could ...
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how get hal running on ubuntu server?

I want to try to create a very minimized server installation which automatically mounts its internal SATA disks. Thus, I thought of using HAL as the way to go. As far as I read, HAL is just a daemon ...
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Error in D-BUS session in Ubuntu

Hi I get the following error upon starting the xfce4-panel Failed to connect to the D-BUS session bus: Failed to connect to socket However Dbus is running as i checked it in HTOP I get the error ...
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Is there a DBus command for adding a program start button to a KDE plasma panel?

There was a nice command in KDE3 that allowed my to add a program start button to a kicker panel programmatically: dcop kicker $PANEL addNonKDEAppButton "$PROGRAM_NAME" "$PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION" ...
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Notifications don't show up (notify-send notify-osd)

Notifications via notify-send and notify-osd stopped working for me for no apparent reason. notify-send does not display anything. notify-osd displays this error: ** (notify-osd:30409): WARNING **: ...
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is my dbus setup broken? (or: why aren't the envvars set?)

Lots of dbus-using applications respond to method calls and send signals just fine, so obviously not everything is broken for me. However: In my terminals, $DBUS_SESSION_BUS_FOO environment ...
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Trying to run Konsole from XMing (Windows) fails

Connecting from XMing latest running on a Windows 7 laptop to an Ubuntu 14.04 server running KDE. I get the following error: cpatti@hab: ~ $ konsole ...
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How to play Magnatune.com songs in Amarok via DBus

Amarok implements MPRIS DBus-based protocol for remote control. How can I use it to play http://magnatune.com songs? Basically, how does a Magnatune song URI look like from Amarok point of view?
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dbus signal for volume up & down

I recently upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and to my dismay, the mediakeys "volume up" and "volume down" do not send Dbus signals anymore... how can I add these back? Thanks!!
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How to update DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS in tmux when that address changes?

I have noticed, that I can’t run steam in a tmux pane: it gave me error Error: Unable to open a connection to X. Check your DISPLAY environment variable and make sure that you have enabled X. If ...
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Disabling DBUS in a GTK appliacation

Im having some troubles using an app made with webkitgtk. looks like now it uses DBUS and some times the gtk internals got stuck trying to get a d-bus session to work. Im not using d-bus in this app. ...
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Dbus invoked application logging

If an application is run via dbus, like for example indicator-datetime-service, where does it log messages (glib logging, most likely via stderr / stdout I guess) go?
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Why doesn't Ubuntu has a org.freedesktop.NetworkManager busname

[EDIT] Because there has been some views but no answers so far, I would like to ask why there aren't any answers or even comments. Is my question to specific or to generic? Is it bad worded or is the ...
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Trying to find dbus session, doesent work

Trying to use notify-send with cron, it needs dbus, what im i doing wrong? var= $(set | grep '^DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=') export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$var #!/bin/sh { ...
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Unable to mount externalhardisk on Fedora 17

The machine runs on a windows server. Currently it shows an error message DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending The issue stared after i tried to ...
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monit fails to support dbus session

I am trying to use monit to monitor and automatically issues like crashes, memory leaks and cpu hotspinning. For one application - one that uses DBus (serving and calling funcs) just will not start. ...
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Connection to dbus session failed

I am running Debian 6 with Gnome 2.30.2 (old, but it's the workstation I have to use). When I want to run dbus-monitor or any other dbus application from within tmux, I get an error: $ dbus-monitor ...
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Gentoo startup error (D-BUS)

When I start my PC with Gentoo everything goes ok until it reaches INIT: Entering runlevel: 3 ... Starting D-BUS system messagebus It just stops booting here. What might be wrong and ...