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

Garth Dahlstrom ironstorm at
Wed May 20 18:32:02 PDT 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

>  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.

Hi Ryan,

I haven't because I don't have an idea how one would go about loading it,  I
presume its part of gnome (being that it dbus is part of its name)...

Here's the gnome stuff that's been sucked in from meld and the other
packages I've built from ports so far, maybe the meld package is missing a

[558] ged at garth-dahlstroms-macbook:~/Documents/workspace/ums-code/A/trunk$
sudo port installed | grep -i gnome
  gnome-common @2.26.0_0 (active)
  gnome-doc-utils @0.16.1_0 (active)
  gnome-icon-theme @2.26.0_0 (active)
  gnome-keyring @2.26.1_0 (active)
  gnome-mime-data @2.18.0_3 (active)
  gnome-vfs @2.24.1_0 (active)
  libgnome @2.26.0_0 (active)
  libgnomecanvas @2.26.0_0 (active)
  libgnomeui @2.24.1_0 (active)
  py25-gnome @2.26.1_0+darwin_9 (active)
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