Tonight for some reason my laptop (IBM T42) wouldn't connect to my access point (WPA). This had been working for two days without issue.
While trying to fix this I turned off the dbus service. After much trouble I got it started again, but still I cannot configure networking, users, and several other key systems. The 'Unlock' button is grayed out.
The networking manager isn't running at all.
The dbus service doesn't start at boot anymore.
ANY ideas? I can't find anything.
On top of this (even BEFORE the problems above) the system would crash while logging in.
When logging out or switching user the login screen would not load. Black screen only which meant a hard reboot.
The 'Quit' screen takes a very long time to appear after clicking 'Quit'
Linux Mint is ok, but very buggy with minimal support so far. I'll be reinstalling XP tomorrow (I hate this, but need it). 12th Linux install (or more) and this has been the worst one yet.