How do I get etherape to work in OS X 10.6.6?

Rainer Müller raimue at
Sun Mar 6 12:19:27 PST 2011

On 2011-03-06 20:49 , Zack Perry wrote:
> Moving on to 2, it has many dependencies, so downloading all sources,
> and building took a long time. Once done, in a xterm, I did sudo
> etherape to test, and promptly got the following:
> Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not provide a
> socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist is loaded!

I guess there is no dbus session daemon running for the user root.
You can start such a daemon using this command:

  sudo launchctl load -w

While this is not a perfect solution, it should get etherape to work as


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