"[14.04] KDE Login Error "Could not start dbus. Can you call qdbus?"

Bernard Gray bernard.gray at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 01:52:36 UTC 2014

urgh, sorry there was a message already on this list. Google doesn't
index the archives I presume...

On 9 April 2014 11:46, Bernard Gray <bernard.gray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Me again - the dist-upgrade on my 14.04 machine today yielded a
> complete KDE Desktop failure. After I login (KDM) it drops me to a
> wallpaper screen with a basic xorg window displaying:
>  "Could not start dbus. Can you call qdbus?"
> ...and an [okay] button.
> The okay button does nothing when you click it, and my desktop is unusable -
> The system dbus is running, I assume this is referring to the session
> dbus instance that is not starting. If I run qdbus in a tty:
> $ DISPLAY=:0 qdbus
> :1.0
> org.freedesktop.DBus
> $ echo $?
> 0
> I've seen one other report of this on an unofficial(?) french ubuntu forum:
> https://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=16537651
> I'm installing gnome as we speak to get running for now, will happily
> do more troubleshooting if someone can guide me -
> Regards,
> Bernard Gray

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