[libvirt-users] virt-manager fails to connect to dbus

sean darcy seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 21:08:23 UTC 2012

On Fedora 17 updated:


after a reboot, virt-manager no longer starts. Used to!

  virt-manager &
[1] 1676
[root at sixcore ~]#
(virt-manager:1676): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the 
D-BUS daemon:
Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-0v4E2bXlqf: Connection refused

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 386, in <module>
   File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virt-manager.py", line 321, in main
     config = virtManager.config.vmmConfig(appname, appversion, ui_dir)
   File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/config.py", line 98, in 
     self.conf.add_dir(self.conf_dir, gconf.CLIENT_PRELOAD_NONE)
GError: No D-BUS daemon running

[root at sixcore ~]# systemctl status dbus.service
dbus.service - D-Bus System Message Bus
	  Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dbus.service; enabled)
	  Active: active (running) since Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:53:41 -0400; 2s ago
	 Process: 1669 ExecStartPre=/bin/rm -f /var/run/messagebus.pid 
(code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
	 Process: 1666 ExecStartPre=/bin/dbus-uuidgen --ensure (code=exited, 
	Main PID: 1672 (dbus-daemon)
	  CGroup: name=systemd:/system/dbus.service
		  └ 1672 /bin/dbus-daemon --system --address=systemd: --nofork 

Any help appreciated,


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