This may be due to something I have changed in my heavily modified system rather than this bug? But it just recently started. On this box which is my main one I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 using Metacity and Gnome flashback, Lately I have to use a different editor as I can no longer use Gedit from the terminal. I can however run it from the GUI menu, I just now tried to see. And It seems I no longer Have a zeitgeist directory so I suspect that is a good clue. I will fix mine, I just thought I should post this in case it helps someone.
"sudo gedit" returns: ** (gedit:6054): CRITICAL **: file log.c: line 980: unexpected error: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed: Failed to execute program /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon: Success (g-dbus-error-quark, 23) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to gedit in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1245589 Title: Doesn't run, reports a zeitgeist/dbus error Status in gedit package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: Can't run gedit. Calling from command line gives: ** (gedit:5060): CRITICAL **: file log.c: line 980: unexpected error: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon exited with status 1 (g-dbus-error-quark, 25) ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10 Package: gedit 3.8.3-0ubuntu3 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3 Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1 Architecture: amd64 Date: Mon Oct 28 17:14:25 2013 InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-05-28 (153 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424) MarkForUpload: True SourcePackage: gedit UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-28 (0 days ago) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit/+bug/1245589/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp