failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-XstthmKyBI: Connection refused

Bug #155164 reported by kannanuv
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Bug Description

This message pops up once I login to Ubuntu. The window says following

There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon

Somethings, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly

The last error message was:
failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-XstthmKyBI: Connection refused

GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in.


I use a HP dv6500z,

T7700, 2.4 GHz
Nvidia 8400 Graphics card, 2 GB RAM, DVD with lightscribe. Please let me know if need to add any more information.

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Danilo (danilo-delorenzo) wrote :

I had the same error but the message was:

Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-cYnvim2lVR: Connection refused

I use:
AMD Athlon 64x2 3800+
motherboard ASUS A8R-MP
Video: ATI radeon X300 256MB PCIE (opensource driver)

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Andrea Ratto (andrearatto) wrote :

This is a common problem:

I have it once in a while too.
I think it happens only on fast, dual core machines, but it's really ugly to have in a stable release. I would give it high priority.
Frankly it's strange that we don't have lots of bug reports opened about it.

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Andrew Conkling (andrewski) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 84876, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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