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* bug#52031: gnome-terminal fails to start under sway on core-updates-frozen
@ 2021-11-22  5:10 Jack Hill
  2021-11-22 19:59 ` Jack Hill
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Jack Hill @ 2021-11-22  5:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 52031

Hi Guix,

With core-updates-frozen commit b033079e47357dcf77ebeeb52b0a5306cd6aa982 
gnome-terminal fails to start under sway either as launched from gdm or 
directly from a vt with `dbus-run-session sway`.

```
$ gnome-terminal
# Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Process org.gnome.Terminal exited with status 10
```

It works correctly in a gnome session.

Best,
Jack




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* bug#52031: gnome-terminal fails to start under sway on core-updates-frozen
  2021-11-22  5:10 bug#52031: gnome-terminal fails to start under sway on core-updates-frozen Jack Hill
@ 2021-11-22 19:59 ` Jack Hill
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Jack Hill @ 2021-11-22 19:59 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 52031

On Mon, 22 Nov 2021, Jack Hill wrote:

> Hi Guix,
>
> With core-updates-frozen commit b033079e47357dcf77ebeeb52b0a5306cd6aa982 
> gnome-terminal fails to start under sway either as launched from gdm or 
> directly from a vt with `dbus-run-session sway`.
>
> ```
> $ gnome-terminal
> # Error constructing proxy for 
> org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling 
> StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Process org.gnome.Terminal exited 
> with status 10
> ```
>
> It works correctly in a gnome session.

Josselin Poiret determined [0] that the root cause of this behavior is 
that gnome-terminal is being launched via dbus, but the bus doesn't know 
about the wayland display, so can't start graphical applications. 
Everything works as expected if dbus is told about the display, which can 
be done by adding the following like to the sway configuration:

```
exec dbus-update-activation-environment WAYLAND_DISPLAY
```

In my judgment, this issue shouldn't hold up the core-updates-frozen 
merge, but it would be nice to improve the out-of-the-box sway experience 
in the future. A possible way I see is a sway service type that puts the 
necessary configuration in /etc/sway/conf.d or otherwise installs a 
session .desktop file that performs the necessary setup.

[0] https://logs.guix.gnu.org/guix/2021-11-22.log#172513

Thoughts?
Jack




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