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Re: Accidentally deleted some files from /var

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

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