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When I try to restart MySQL using restart mysql I get

restart: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; 
  type="method_call", sender=":1.7" (uid=1000 pid=18869 comm="restart mysql ")
  interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Restart" error name="(unset)"
  requested_reply="0" destination="com.ubuntu.Upstart" (uid=0 pid=1 comm="/sbin/init")

What's going on? This is Ubuntu 12.10.

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tried using sudo or as root user? – 0wn3r Jan 9 '13 at 11:10
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I only ever see messages like this if I forget to use a suitably privileged account. Try

sudo restart mysql 

or obtain a suitably privileged shell and run the command in that.

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Gah, I need more coffee. – fredley Jan 9 '13 at 11:12

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