Failed to start message bus

frederic heem frederic.heem at
Tue Sep 5 01:44:01 PDT 2006

Alle 10:36, martedì 5 settembre 2006, you youle ha scritto:
> Dear all:
> I am new to dbus, and I have some problem when using it.
> firstly ,I downloaded "dbus-0.92.tar.gz" from web site
>   "" , and installed it.
> then I use command "dbus-daemon --system --print-address ", and get the
> following error:
> "unix:path=/usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket,guid=4035fd447bff1ef79
> Failed to start message bus: Could not get UID and GID for username
> "messagebus" "

I had exactly the same problems, there is a bug in the install target because 
doesn't add the user messagebus. So add it manually, type the following 
command as root, "/usr/sbin/useradd messagebus"
> why I can not start message bus , what I need to do?
> Question 2:
> when I use command " dbus-monitor --system" and I get the following error:
Use ./configure --prefix=/usr instead of ./configure
> "Failed to open connection to system message bus: Failed to connect to
> socket /usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory
> "
> I wonder  system_bus_socket is located at /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket,
> why trying to connect to /usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket.what I
> should do?
> what I  want is to get the signal of device added or device removed
> thank you for your help.
> Leo
> BRs
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