I have a PC with Debian Jessie (amd64) with Gnome as visual environment and I am trying to install Blueman and / or Bluedevil (I thinks these packages are from KDE). I install them from the repositories with apt-get install blueman, without apparent errors, but when I run them from the console with blueman-manager I get the following error:

Loading configuration plugins

(blueman-manager: 20757): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken. Skipping plugin GConf gconf-error-quark: The D-Bus daemon is not running (2) No suitable configuration backend found, exitting

With Bluedevil the answer is very similar.

I have searched for information on the net but I have not found anything that really explains the problem... I think perhaps are some dependencies that are't installed but any help will be appreciated.


  • They probably need to be run from a terminal emulator within a running desktop session - rather than the console. If you need to run things like this from the console, sometimes it's sufficient to set an appropriate DISPLAY variable; other times you need to set DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS explicitly – steeldriver Jan 3 '18 at 19:06
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    What have you done to check and to address the possible causes of the problem that are given in the message? – JdeBP Jan 3 '18 at 19:26
  • Thanks for the quick answer, fool of me, I just tried to open from the applications board (Gnome) and it works perfectly...sorry for the fool question and thanks to @steeldriver ! – k.Cyborg Jan 3 '18 at 19:27

There are two similar issues on GitHub that suggest that pulseaudio-module-bluetooth needs to be installed.

Reference 1 Reference 2

  • Thanks, for the references, that help me to get an idea, but I'm trying to share the internet connection from my Debian PC to my Android phone...any idea? – k.Cyborg Jan 3 '18 at 20:03

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