Running meld (dbus error: autolaunch requested but X11 support not compiled)

Ionut Georgescu ionutg at
Wed Feb 2 18:21:39 PST 2011

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Ionut Georgescu <ionutg at> wrote:

> iulian dragos <jaguarul <at>> writes:
> > Command line `dbus-launch
> > --autolaunch=8b3f1f14a2f770b7442e2c414d3803b3 --binary-syntax
> > --close-stderr' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Autolaunch
> > requested, but X11 support not compiled in.\nCannot continue.\n)
> >
> > I didn't find any information about X11 support in dbus on the net (at
> > least, nothing useful). Can anyone help me? Even just to say that they
> > could successfully install and run meld (I'd know at least that my
> > quest is possible).
> >
> > thanks,
> > iulian
> > --
Hi Iulian,

enable /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist and
respectively /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist and
then modify your ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile


Then restart the system. Open a terminal and type meld. It may crash the
first time, but run it one more time and it will be ok.

By the way, if you find another trustworthy merge tool please let know.

Good luck,


"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to
understand the simplicity."
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