"[FAIL ]startpar: service(s) returned failure: dbus … failed!"

The message shows up when boot finished. And I can still login to the Rpi.

What does this message mean and how to fix it?

  • After the error message, can you login ? or cannot ?
    – mpromonet
    Apr 22, 2015 at 17:48
  • I can login.The error message shows up at the end of boot.
    – zurkozi
    Apr 26, 2015 at 13:16

1 Answer 1


Well, not surprisingly this means that the dbus service failed to start.

Given that you can log in to the Pi, I'd try: sudo service dbus start and see whether you can start it manually, then use dmesg and report what the last few lines say. However this may not work for you because I use sysv init (the default for older versions of Raspian) and I do not know that the default systemd for the current "Jessie" version at the time of writing responds to the same commands.

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