SELinux Reset

Justin P. Mattock justinmattock at
Thu Aug 6 23:10:06 UTC 2009

Peter Joseph wrote:
> While experimenting with SELinux, I finally managed to lock myself out of the
> system.  The only way to get back in, I had to add "selinux=0" to the end of
> the kernel line.
> Now, if I run in a permissive mode the following message appears when I try
> to log in:
> "Could not connect to session bus: An SELinux policy prevents this sender
> from sending this message to this recipient (rejected message had sender
> "(unset)" interface "org.freedesktop.DBus" member "Hello" error name
> "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.DBus)."
> I am forced to go back to the grub prompt and disable SELinux again, in
> order to get in.  What is the best way to reset SEL to its original state?
try updating dbus
(message is something in /etc/dbus-1/*)

for the policy use enforcing=0 for permissive
selinux=0 to disable completely

Justin P. Mattock

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