Error Message about D-Bus On Boot, But Running System Seems Okay

Hello there,

when starting my system, the screen reads an error message about dbus. I don’t really have any trouble, besides this message irritating me again on every boot. I’m not quite sure, but I think this might have appeared coincidentally after an update, where I made dbus-broker-units the (new?) default (see Dbus-broker is going to be the default D-Bus daemon).

$ sudo dmesg
[    0.860106] systemd[1]: dbus.socket: Socket service dbus.service not loaded, refusing.
[    0.860120] systemd[1]: Failed to listen on D-Bus System Message Bus Socket.

On boot this is followed by a red [Failed] message repeating the second line listed above plus the advice to See 'systemctl status dbus socket' for details. I wasn’t able to get these two lines when printing my logs after boot. Aren’t they supposed to be in the logs or do I have to issue other commands to get these printed too?

However, seeing system status dbus.socket for details, gives me the following

$ systemctl status dbus.socket
● dbus.socket - D-Bus System Message Bus Socket
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dbus.socket; static)
     Active: active (running) since Fri 2024-02-02 22:00:24 CET; 41min ago
   Triggers: ● dbus-broker.service
     Listen: /run/dbus/system_bus_socket (Stream)
     CGroup: /system.slice/dbus.socket

Feb 02 22:00:24 lena systemd[1]: Listening on D-Bus System Message Bus Socket.

So, everything seems to be fine on the running system at least.

I also issued systemctl --failed, but it seems there is nothing to find in here too.

$ systemctl --failed
  UNIT LOAD ACTIVE SUB DESCRIPTION

0 loaded units listed.

I also found this post from around here:
Dbus-broker | New Boot Messages after the past month updates - #4 by kagetora13)

I’m not sure if this is related but the terms *Eavesdropping* is deprecated and ignored from there and Failed to *listen* from my situation, made me think if these two are like two different ways to say the same? In this case, I would just wait for an update changing the config file and could stop worrying something is about to go down on my system, right? :sweat_smile:

I’m noticing the same thing on startup or reboot and have gone down the rabbit hole, like you. I cannot seem to find anything not working, but it is still mildly annoying to see errors during boot.

Edit: I did find this on the Arch forums, but it did not work for me.