Dbus

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[edit] Introduction

[edit] What is Dbus?

"D-BUS is an interprocess communication (IPC) system, providing a simple yet powerful mechanism allowing applications to talk to one another, communicate information and request services. D-BUS was designed from scratch to fulfill the needs of a modern Linux system. D-BUS' initial goal is to be a replacement for CORBA and DCOP, the remote object systems used in GNOME and KDE, respectively. Ideally, D-BUS can become a unified and agnostic IPC mechanism used by both desktops, satisfying their needs and ushering in new features." (Article on Dbus)

[edit] Installing Dbus

[edit] Emerging

To emerge sys-apps/dbus, run the following command:

# emerge dbus

and to start dbus, use following:

# rc-update add dbus default
 * service dbus added to runlevel default
# rc
 * Starting dbus ...