dbus and ssh connection

Alexander Lehner lehner at edv-buero-lehner.de
Thu Jan 7 13:51:55 CET 2010

On Thu, 7 Jan 2010, Jose Luis Perez Diez wrote:

> El Thursday, 7 de January de 2010 12:07:20 Alexander Lehner va escriure:
>> If I do an 'ssh remotehost' and run an application on 'remotehost' which
>> does some dbus stuff, it seems that the dbus interface does not find the
>> 'right' SystemBus or whatever.
>> I have to use the local console (terminal on FR) to get proper results.
> If your app access the system bus it will work fine. If the app uses the
> session bus yo could set DISPLAY to :0 or get the sesion dbus address from an
> app using it ( I use export `grep DBUS_SESSION /proc/*/environ |tail -1 |
> sed 's/^.*:DBUS/DBUS/'` to copy it to my enviroment)

Thanks a lot, that helped me out!
Setting the DISPLAY to :0 didn't work in my case, but the /proc trick 
worked. I've got a Moblin 2.1 here and the /proc seems a bit different, so 
I use the following code:

export `strings /proc/*/environ|grep DBUS_SESSION|tail -1`


>> I have no idea how dbus finds out that I come from a remote connection and
>> how I can avoid/fix this behaviour. It is not the DISPLAY env nor any
>> SSH_* envs.
>> (As mention, the actual problem does not happen on a FR-related
>> software but on a different project of my own).
>> Thanks,
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