[UFO Chicago] gnome-terminal problem

Alex MacKay chicagomackay at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 22:05:18 PST 2012

IF you are up this late shouldn't you be partying or reading a good book instead of UFO ?

On Dec 2, 2012, at 11:50 PM, Greg Neumarke wrote:

> On 11/27/2012 5:14 PM, Jay F Shachter wrote:
>>  I also keep a gnome-terminal window up on each of those
>> remote computers, with DISPLAY=m5:0, so I can execute commands on each
>> of my remote computers without leaving my station in front of m5.
>>  $ ssh nomad
>>  Warning: Permanently added 'nomad' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
>>  jay at nomad's password:
>>  Last login: Tue Nov 20 15:47:03 2012 from m5
>>  [jay at nomad ~]$ export DISPLAY=m5:0
>>  [jay at nomad ~]$ gnome-terminal &
>>  [1] 2860
>>  [jay at nomad ~]$ Failed to get the session bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-VSgG90UqPG: Connection refused
>>  Falling back to non-factory mode.
>>  Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting.  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://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-VSgG90UqPG: Connection refused)
>>  [1]+  Exit 1                  gnome-terminal
> Brainstorming:
> Of what benefit is exporting gnome-terminal back to your home display, 
> over just keeping an ssh window open?
> Not sure if this would work or do anything, but would encapsulating any 
> parts of the ssh sessions using the "screen" command allow some 
> additional redirection that might make it easier to clear out these sockets?
> -Greg
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