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I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and attempting to run services via start,stop, status and I get the corresponding error below. I've googled around but everything is like 2-3 years old and unanswered.

status: Unable to connect to system bus: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory
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Are you logged in as root? – becomingwisest Feb 4 '11 at 2:33

D'oh, alright I figured it out... dbus isn't installed for some reason although services were working before..? Not sure what happened, anyways sudo apt-get install dbus worked.

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maybe you just forget run as sudo : sudo service xxxx status .

i faced the same problem . just figured it out .

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