Re: dbus 1.14 update causing problems with xfce4

From: Guido Falsi <>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 17:07:51 UTC
On 30/04/22 18:39, Guido Falsi wrote:
> Hi,
> The recent update to dbus to 1.14 seems to cause issues with xfce startup.
> I've not investigated it much still, but I'm unable to login into xfce 
> after the upgrade, a window comes out saying it cannot connect to the 
> settings manager, and xfce-session crashes.

At present, as a a local workaround, I've reinstalled the old 
dbus-1.12.20_5.pkg file I had on my build machine and everything works 
fine again.

Unluckily I have no idea what the issue is, and also not sure how to 
diagnose it.

startxfce4 launched from the console without X11 running starts the 
Xserver and launches a bunch of programs but screen stays black.

Usually I have lightdm running and from there I get a window with the 
error I described before.

Looks like the user process for dbus fails to start some way. launching 
dbus-launch by hand does not seem to help though.

Maybe xfce4-session is at fault and trying to connect in some 
unsupported way? I really don't know that much about dbus.

Guido Falsi <>