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Old 09-11-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
armersuender
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What the hell is a "messegebus"?


What ever it is, my Margaux doesn't like the fact that it's not talking to her.

I am a Linux newbie running Kubuntu 8.04, Hardy.

So, it would seem when messagebus went down, it took HAL with it. I thought it originally was just HAL that was down, and got this when I tried to reinstall HAL through aptitude:

Code:
Setting up hal (0.5.11~rc2-1ubuntu8.2) ...
 * Reloading system message bus config...                                                                                                                                          Failed to open connection to system message bus: Failed to connect to socket /usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: Connection refused
invoke-rc.d: initscript dbus, action "force-reload" failed.
polkit-auth: This operation requires the system message bus and ConsoleKit to be running
polkit-auth: AuthorizationAlreadyExists: An authorization for uid 109 for the action org.freedesktop.policykit.read with constraint '' already exists
dpkg: error processing hal (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

I don't know what other information to give you, so just ask and I'll try my best to help.

Danke im Voraus!
RJ
 
Old 09-11-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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The application is called dbus. It is a service that is started on *most* Linux systems during boot. If something killed the service, you should be able to restart it (and HAL) not reinstall it. Here, it appears, is the problem
Code:
invoke-rc.d: initscript dbus, action "force-reload" failed.
Look into that problem before reinstalling HAL.

Last edited by weibullguy; 09-11-2008 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 09-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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thanks for answering!

okay, well, I researched a bit on dbus and found that many people were helped by yet another reinstall, this time of dbus. However, again, this is what I got:

Code:
Writing extended state information... Done
(Reading database ... 156578 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace dbus 1.1.20-1ubuntu2 (using .../dbus_1.1.20-1ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement dbus ...
Setting up dbus (1.1.20-1ubuntu2) ...
The user `messagebus' already exists. Exiting.
 * Reloading system message bus config...                                       Failed to open connection to system message bus: Failed to connect to socket /usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: Connection refused
invoke-rc.d: initscript dbus, action "reload" failed.
...and there's that line again.

I used 'aptitude reinstall' to produce this.. Since it doesn't like that messegebus already exists, would it be safe to just completely uninstall dbus, then do a fresh install?

Thanks again!
RJ
 
Old 09-13-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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Bump..

Sorry, it's been a few days and I've done more research and tried a couple of other solution hopefuls.. but to no avail.
Does anyone else have an idea or a helping hand? (but thank you, weibullguy) It's becoming a problem;
I've lost my battery monitor, the fan stopped working, and many programs after crashing..

Danke!
 
Old 09-13-2008, 08:29 PM   #5
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The user `messagebus' already exists. Exiting.
Try removing the messagebus user and then see if you can reinstall dbus. I'm not familiar with your package manager, so I don't want to give you bum advice. Removing the messagebus user can easily be reversed if it doesn't help.

If that doesn't work, Google the error message
Quote:
Failed to open connection to system message bus: Failed to connect to socket /usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: Connection refused

Last edited by weibullguy; 09-13-2008 at 08:31 PM.
 
  


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