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

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 3 08:55:43 UTC 2013

On 08/02/2013 03:22 AM, Duncan wrote:
> Kevin Krammer posted on Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:37:46 +0200 as excerpted:
>> On Friday, 2013-08-02, Duncan wrote:
>>> James Tyrer posted on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:12:11 -0700 as excerpted:
>>>> I have looked at this and have reached the conclusion that the file:
>>>> 	/usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.kde.kded.service
>>>> is simply missing on my system.  I have installed 4.10.3
>>>> It appears to work with the most basic contents [snip]
>>> Interesting, because as I said I have no such file here.
>> Nobody has. D-Bus service files are for services that want to be D-Bus
>> activated, i.e. started by D-Bus if a message is sent to their well
>> known name.
>> This is very handy for on-demand services, since any application using
>> them doesn't have to care about whether it is running or not.
>> kded has been around for way longer than that, it is started by code in
>> KDE core libraries. In a KDE session that would happen as part of
>> startkde's working.
>> I guess adding a D-Bus service file doesn't hurt for such cases that
>> kded went away unexpectantly.
> Thanks for the explanation.  Makes perfect sense.

Well, not perfect sense.  Remember, the code is calling this file -- the 
one that isn't there -- and generating error messages specifically 
complaining that that file is missing.

> was thinking similar
> thoughts but don't know enough of the technical side of dbus to have been
> confident enough to post them, so it's very good to have confirmation
> that the thoughts I had were indeed on the right track. =:^)

D-Bus is only doing what it is told in this case, the issue is in KDE.

James Tyrer

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