[kde-linux] "The name org.kde.kded was not provided by any .service files"

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 2 04:12:11 UTC 2013

On 08/01/2013 06:58 PM, Duncan wrote:
> James Tyrer posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:04:49 -0700 as excerpted:
>> On 08/01/2013 02:45 PM, James Tyrer wrote:
>>> Yes, I checked and there is no file:
>>> /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.kded.service
>>> So, what is the problem?  Is there a package that I failed to install
>>> that contains this file, or is this an erroneous error message?
>>> It appears to cause other problems.  When KDE starts up, there are two
>>> error message.  First that the kded daemon crashed and then that
>>> something couldn't find the ktimezoned daemon.
>> It appears to be the general cause of the time zone problem:
>> rekonq(13587)/kdecore (K*TimeZone*): KSystemTimeZones: ktimezoned
>> initialize() D-Bus call failed:  "The name org.kde.kded was not provided
>> by any .service files"
> That would be expected if kded crashed, since it's the mechanism by which
> kde apps get configuration change notifications and likely the mechanism
> the timezone daemon plugs into.
> I have a similar "not provided by any .service files" error here, but
> it's for something rather less critical then kded (I don't remember
> exactly what).
> Meanwhile, here's the content of my /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ dir,
> courtesy bash autocomplete (the .keep_* file is an artifact of gentoo's
> packaging system):
> .keep_sys-apps_dbus-0
> org.freedesktop.xesam.searcher.service
> org.kde.fontinst.service                org.kde.knotify.service
> org.kde.krunner.service                 vandenoever.strigi.service
> And here's a relevant grep and its results:
> $>>grep org.kde. /usr/share/dbus-1/services/*
> /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.fontinst.service:Name=org.kde.fontinst
> /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.knotify.service:Name=org.kde.knotify
> /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.krunner.service:Name=org.kde.krunner
> So there's three org.kde.* services listed, but none of them are
> org.kde.kded.
> Meanwhile, the kded4 binary is provided here by the kdelibs package, but
> while that package installs a bunch of files to
> /usr/share/dbus-1/interfaces/, it does NOT install anything to the
> services subdir, only interfaces.
> In interfaces, however, there is a file org.kde.kded.xml, which contains
> an <interface name="org.kde.kded"> entry, with a bunch of nested
> methods.  Might it be /that/ file that's missing or corrupted on your
> system?
> FWIW, kde-4.11-live-branch installed here, tho I've not updated for a
> couple weeks (14 days and a few hours according the the warning I got
> when I did some package database queries researching this).
> Meanwhile, in kde settings, system administration, startup and shutdown,
> service manager... I don't seem to see the timezone daemon listed any
> longer, tho I definitely remember seeing it not too long ago, probably in
> 4.10.x.  So I can't track it down for you, tho I don't know for sure
> whether its disappearance is due to kde 4.11 changes or due to my
> uninstalling a few more kde components I no longer need.  I DO know there
> were some major changes in solid and related dependencies there for 4.11,
> as that was only installed as a dependency of something else in earlier
> versions (I didn't install it on its own), and nothing depended on it any
> more after the upgrade to the 4.11 betas and then live-branch, so I was
> able to uninstall it.  But whether that's related to the disappearance of
> the timezone daemon or not, I can't say for sure.
> Tho looking at the contents of an old kde 4.9 solid package I'm still
> using on my far less frequently updated netbook, I don't see anything
> related to timezones in solid there, so it would appear not to be solid
> related.
> Actually... looking at those old 4.9 packages, I have a ktimezoned
> package there that's missing on my 4.11 install, so the dependency has
> definitely been dropped from whatever I have currently installed on my
> main machine running 4.11-branch.
> Meanwhile, both 4.9 and 4.11 kdelibs packages have a dbus-1/interfaces/
> subdir, but NOT a dbus-1/services subdir, so if that has changed, it's a
> change in some other package, despite kdelibs containing kded4.
> One other file I see of interest: /usr/share/kded4/servicetypes/
> kdedmodule.desktop.  It's in both 4.9 and 4.11 kdelibs packages.

I have looked at this and have reached the conclusion that the file:


is simply missing on my system.  I have installed 4.10.3

It appears to work with the most basic contents:

[D-BUS Service]

{The path for Exec needs to be adjusted for your system}

This seems to work OK.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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