How to test system bus

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Mar 12 06:47:58 PDT 2007

Kelvin Xu wrote:
>Failed to open connection to system message bus: Failed to connect to
> socket /usr/local/var/run/dbus
>/system_bus_socket: Connection refused
>I still have no clue on what could have caused this, been stuck on this
> for weeks.

The error message means there is no dbus-daemon listening 
on /usr/local/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket.

Can you confirm that your dbus-daemon --system is running and that you 
configured it to open a socket at that exact file path?

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