On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 02:03 +0530, Deepak, R. wrote: > I accidentally deleted some files from /var . Can I repair the system? How? > > Now, gdm does not start but gives this error message: > Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to > /var/lib/gdm but this does not exist. Please correct gdm > configuration /etc/gdm/gdm.conf and restart gdm. > > /etc/init.d/gdm start: > I cannot start the X server (your graphical > interface). It is likely that it is not set > up correctly. Would you like to view the X > server output to diagnose the problem? > The X server output is empty. > > ls --all --format=long /var/lib/gdm: > total 8 > drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 02-07 01:30 . > drwxr-xr-x 63 root root 4096 02-06 22:53 .. > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 01-26 23:26 .fonts.cache-1 > > Thanks in advance. if only gdm has a problem, I would try: apt-get --reinstall install gdm cheers, Hp. -- Hanspeter Kunz Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Ph.D. Student Department of Information Technology Email: firstname.lastname@example.org University of Zurich Tel: +41.(0)44.63-54306 Andreasstrasse 15, Office 2.12 http://ailab.ch/people/hkunz CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland Spamtraps: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org --- Eschew obfuscation.
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