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Old 11-15-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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hostnamectl, localectl, and most other *ctl commands do not work. Systemd is running.

Whenever I try most systemd commands, like hostnamectl, they return something like "Failed to issue method call: 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." or "Failed to issue method call: Activation of org.freedesktop.hostname1 timed out"
Old 11-22-2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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Check the logs:


If that doesn't exist, create it for future journaling, but look at /run/system/journal for now.

Maybe you'll find clues there...


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