Bug#860796: appears to be linked to the lack of a running "nautilus --gapplication-service"

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue Apr 25 16:37:43 UTC 2017

Am 25.04.2017 um 18:21 schrieb Jason Crain:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 02:20:08PM +0100, Ben Green wrote:
>> I do have KDE, mate and xfce4 installed. Having removed and purged KDE from
>> my laptop, which shares the same issue, there's no difference.
>> There used to be a problem that clicking on a desktop file would launch
>> dolphin. I've fixed this in the past by removing:
>> /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.dolphin.FileManager1.service
>> Though it's presence, tested through reboots, makes no difference to the
>> current situation.
>> Here's a listing of /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ FWIW
> [snip]
>> I'll next try removing mate and xfce4 to see if that helps.
> I think that if you remove org.mate.freedesktop.FileManager1.service,
> that might fix it.  These all provide the org.freedesktop.FileManager1
> dbus service and they might be interfering with each other.  Ideally KDE
> would use dolphin, mate would use caja, and gnome would use nautilus,
> but I don't know if there's a way to tell dbus to start different
> services for different DEs.

Having multiple D-Bus service files provide the same D-Bus name and
relying on D-Bus activation sounds like a recipe for disaster as you
will get unpredictable behavior depending on what's installed.

I wonder if it wouldn't be better if desktop environments started an
implementation of their choice via an XDG autostart file which is
specific to their desktop environment via OnlyShowIn=

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 833 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-gnome-maintainers/attachments/20170425/377f64d4/attachment.sig>

More information about the pkg-gnome-maintainers mailing list