Meld fails to start; complains about launchd not providing socket path

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed May 20 00:15:18 PDT 2009

On May 19, 2009, at 09:58, Garth Dahlstrom wrote:

> I'm a bit of a mac ports noob,  I searched around, but haven't  
> found anything specifically relating to meld and this issue.

Welcome to MacPorts!

> I'm wondering if there is some Gnome base dependency (this is the  
> first gnome based app I've tried), KDiff3 built, so I know at least  
> the base X11 is okay.
> Any suggestions as to how to fix the error below, or even what  
> terms I should be googling for would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> -G
> [797] ged at garth-dahlstroms-macbook:~$ meld
> Xlib:  extension "RANDR" missing on display "/tmp/launch-Y4N79L/:0".
> Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not  
> provide a socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus- 
> session.plist is loaded!

Did you load org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist? If not, someone more  
familiar with this software should be able to tell you how, though I  
expect one of the dbus ports would have printed a message for you  
during installation explaining how to do so.

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