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Something after installing Cinnamon has screwed up my ability to use Unity and KDE on Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to log in to either I get an error that dbus could not start. Any ideas what has happened? When I try to log in to KDE I get: "Could not start D-Bus. Can you call qbus?"

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Similar or the same as this Q? askubuntu.com/questions/360772/… –  fossfreedom Nov 11 '13 at 22:02
The comment above fixed this issue... thanks! –  Thaidog Nov 15 '13 at 18:59

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Try removing Cinnamon from start up:

sudo rm -f /usr/share/upstart/sessions/cinnamon-se*

More info: http://itsfoss.com/quickly-fix-broken-unity-installing-cinnamon-20-ubuntu-1310/

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This did not work... still the same borked system as before... –  Thaidog Nov 14 '13 at 0:32

try installing qdbus

sudo apt-get install qdbus
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