Could not acquire name on session bus when launching Gnome

On some OSes (for example ubuntu) when launching the gnome-session command you may receive the error

Could not acquire name on session bus

This error comes from the remote system failing to connect to the a lock file which is managing the session.

To solve this issue, edit the command to the following

unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS; gnome-session

unsetting the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS will cause a different lock file to be created and then the session will launch properly