How does a home user fix a broken DBUS ?

Rod Butcher rbutcher at
Tue Dec 26 22:12:34 PST 2006

Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Rod Butcher wrote:
>> Liboobs-CRITICAL **: There was an unknown error communicating with the
>> backends: The name org.freedesktop.SystemToolsBackends was not provided
>> by any .service files
>> aborting...
>> I have system tools backends installed. What is the above message
>> telling me about it ?
> It means one of two things:
> 1) system tools backends is an autostartable service but wasn't found
> or 2) system tools backends is not an autostartable service and wasn't 
> running
> If it's #1, there's a .service file in its package. Find it. Make sure 
> it's in one of the directories the daemon searches for 
> (/usr/share/dbus-1/services, normally).
/usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.SystemToolsBackends  exists 
with contents :-

[D-BUS Service]

So this is supposed to be an autostartable service, right ? If it 
exists, why the error message ?
What exactly is the calling program trying to do here ?
> If it's #2, there is no .service file. But it means the service must be 
> running before any program attempts to use it.

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