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Old 08-06-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/Ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused.

I know that this is a very common error. However, I’ve done some searches, and I haven’t been able to find a consensus solution to it. I'm not linux literate enough to be able to tell a bad solution from a good solution, and I don't want to mess up my computer by trying things haphazardly. Is there an accepted solution that I haven't found? I know one site recommended that I reinstall upstart, but that doesn't seem like a permanent solution. Surely it's important that I be able to use things that are formulated for systemd?

Here's the context in which I encountered this error. I’m not sure what’s relevant and what’s not, so, if I’m giving too much detail, I apologize. I upgraded to Xubuntu 16.04 a couple of days ago. My computer is very old, and it froze in the middle of the upgrade. I rebooted, and it gave me only a command line. I finished the upgrade (I think successfully) that way. When I went into the normal user interface, it told me that there were a couple of things that still needed to update, but that those updates require an internet connection. Like many users who upgraded to 16.04, I haven’t been able to connect to the internet since the upgrade. It was in the course of trying to restart my network manager that I encountered this error message. I don't know if the problem is caused by an incomplete upgrade, by the upgrade itself, by the fact that my computer predates systemd, or what. Any ideas?

Sorry for the long and convoluted post. I would very much appreciate any input.

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