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After rebooting my computer after the 13.04 do-release-upgrade NetworkManager has been unable to set up a shared connection between my laptop and desktop. Looking at /var/log/syslog I see that dnsmasq is most likely at fault here.

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Jun 13 22:28:21 hatate dnsmasq[9290]: failed to create listening socket for 10.42.0.1: Address already in use
Jun 13 22:28:21 hatate dnsmasq[9290]: FAILED to start up
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Jun 13 22:28:21 hatate NetworkManager[1529]: <warn> dnsmasq exited with error: Network access problem (address in use; permissions; etc) (2)
Jun 13 22:28:21 hatate NetworkManager[1529]: <info> (eth0): device state change: activated -> failed (reason 'sharing-start-failed') [100 120 18]
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Using netstat -nat I can see that I have nothing running on 10.42.0.1 so I have no idea what to do from here. Any help is appreciated.

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