Failed Shutdown of System Message Bus

Chris Rouch crouch at
Fri May 21 14:28:14 UTC 2004

On Mon, 17 May 2004 13:00:51 -0400
Beach Kid <beachkid at> wrote:

> I just installed Fedora 1 last Saturday onto my hard drive.  It is a
> dual boot into Windows 98 SE and Fedora.
> Upon shutting down, I get a "Failed" message for closing down
> the "System Message Bus."   I also get a "Failed" message when
> the "Killall" prompt come up for stopping System Message Bus.
> Underneath the "Killall", I also get a "Failed" on a blank line.
> I have a direct connection to Internet via cable from the local
> cable television company and do not have a local network.
> How can I get an "OK" message when closing down the System
> Message Bus?

This message is probably misleading. On my system it would start and
then fail, so I saw OK at boot and Failed at shutdown. The cause on my
system was that the 'dbus' user didn't exist. Re-installing the dbus rpm
created this user. I've no idea why it wasn't created on the initial
install (via kickstart).



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