[xmonad] Error message when launching Firefox

Anders Engström ankaan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 04:33:20 EST 2009

It works fine for me now when I remove the workaround, but I still
think I will start the dbus session with the window manager from now

Good work.
/Anders Engström

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 01:39, Spencer Janssen <spencerjanssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 04:51:08PM +0000, Ricardo Martins wrote:
>> Hi everyone.
>> Since yesterday I've been receiving an error dialog when launching Firefox. It
>> says "An error occured while loading or saving configuration information for
>> firefox. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly". Clicking on
>> a "Details" button gives me the following:
>> "GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are
>> that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks
>> due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information.
>> (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Failed to execute
>> dbus-launch to autolaunch D-Bus session)"
>> This happens only when launching firefox from a keybinding or through dmenu
>> (also launched from a keybinding).
>> I'm using the xmonad darcs from yesterday (19). xmonad 0.8.1 doesn't suffer from
>> this problem nor do other WMs (openbox and awesome), so I guess it's due to
>> something that changed between 0.8.1 and yesterday. Launching firefox in the
>> affected version from a terminal also has no problems.
>> The last three darcs builds I used were from 2009-01-12 (no problems),
>> 2009-01-17 (I'm not sure if it had problems, since I usually suspend my laptop
>> without rebooting or relaunching X for a few days) and 2009-01-19 (the
>> problematic build).
>> I'd test the latest code, but I'm having trouble accessing the darcs repository.
>> Regards,
>> --
>>  Ricardo Martins  *  scarybox.net  *  GPG key: 0x1308F1B4
> This should be fixed in darcs now.  Please update, clean, rebuild and reinstall
> xmonad and contrib.  Let us know whether this fixes the issue for you.
> Cheers,
> Spencer Janssen
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