[blfs-support] Xorg and dbus

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Sat Nov 30 06:48:57 PST 2013

There are many packages in BLFS whose purpose and functions I don't 
really understand.  Even when I try to learn about them the descriptions 
are cryptic and I still have questions.  Dbus is one of those.

I've installed it because it was a dependency for either dhcpcd or 
wpa_supplicant.  But now that I have it, I want to make it "earn its 
keep."  I know that it allows one application to "talk" to another one, 
but that's the extent of my knowledge.

While looking for something else, I discovered a configure switch in 
xorg-server--"--enable-config-dbus."  I'm thinking about re-building the 
server with this enabled.  What gain or advantage is there? Would 
someone please give me an example?  One thing that I thought of was it 
might be useful when I build network manager.  If my thinking is 
correct, then network manager in graphics mode, xorg, my window manager 
and wpa_supplicant could all "talk back and forth" to one another.  Am I 
on the right track or is this over-simplified? Or is it irrelevant?  :)


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