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Stating gnome-vim from the terminal on Linux Mint 17.3 I am getting the following error:

An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gvim. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.

No D-BUS daemon running

gvim dialog error No D-BUS daemon running

This error recently started on my system. I believe the issue is external to Vim, possibly dbus is not functional correctly anymore, or another program is impacting it.

Current Workaround

I determined that if you relaunch dbus in the terminal it can resolve the issue.

export $(dbus-launch)

Does anyone have a more permanent solution?

  • I can't find any references to dbus in the Vim source tree, so I'm not sure where this error is coming from... I suspect it's coming from libgnome or some such... At any rate, I think you're better off asking this on unix.SE or Super User. – Martin Tournoij Feb 25 '16 at 8:42

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