Red Carpet patches 2.4.9-1.5.i586 & 2.4.9-1.3.i586 applied

I performed the following steps:

1. Configured the proxy setting in Red Carpet (Edit > Preferences)
2. Configured the service (https://update.novell.com/data)
3. Patched it to the above patches

Now when I try to launch Red Carpet I get "Error: Lost contact with the
daemon!" or when I type #rug service-list I get "Unable to connect to the
daemon (111, "Connection refused')

Why did the daemon stop running, and how do I get it back?

The command "/usr/sbin/rcd start" doesn't start the daemon.