Ubuntu a root cause found: correct ownership / GDM configuration

Problem installing Ubuntu 8.10. Post install, received message " Server Authorization Directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but is not owned by user 105 and group 113. Please correct the ownership or GDM configuration and restart GDM "Root cause: Poor ATA ribbon causing bad ...

HELP! i cant start Ubuntu - GDM configuration problem

I have Ubuntu "intrepid ibex" installed.Today when i turned on the computer, i cant enter Ubunt, it appears this message: "Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM"I am typ ...

Ubuntu GDM configuration Error

I got problem starting my ubuntu 9.05.When starting Ubuntu it stops in following line#starting system log daemon ---[ok]#starting kernal log daemon ---Later it gave error this:Server authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this does not exist. Please correct GDM confi ...

Ubuntu The GDM user, 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM

I'm using Ubuntu as my personal Web and FTP server.I make a big mistake and try to change the ROOT password.Now, everytime i try to boot, the system crash and i receive this message.The GDM user, 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDMI try to start manually the GUI wi ...

Ubuntu how to correct gdm configuration

i am new in ubuntu7.10when i start my pcwhen only command prompt is opengdm is not open and an error is display on screenwhich is>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ...

Ubuntu Could not access GDM configuration file.

I updated to edgy from dapper recently and after that gdm never comes up...i am logging into the gui using kdm and btw i have been having both kde and gnome for a long timewhen i try to run gdmsetup i get the following outputFailed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retryTrying failed command ...

Ubuntu GDM group 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM.

So I was on my dell inspiron 910 mini computer, running Hardy Heron at work. I left for a minute, came back, and a coworker had pressed a button or something, and the panel normally at the top was at the right. To fix it, I had to remove some of the objects to right click it since they were in the w ...

Ubuntu GDM configuration file?

I've just run apt-get dist-upgrade to get to Breezy, and when I restarted, I got this message at the GDM login screen:The configuration file contains an invalid command line for the login dialog, so running the default command. Please fix your configuration. ...

Ubuntu gdm configuration troubles

My system is a 5.10 Breezy (upgraded from 5.04 Hoary).First, after starting gdm, it shows an error window, complaining about "a line in the configuration file", which has not the proper option, and follows "the default option will be used". I don't know which line it is. How can ...

Ubuntu GDM Configuration for Dual Screen Setup

I want to configure the GDM greeter thus is has the correct monitor resolution on both screens.The resolution of the internal monitor is wrong, the one of the external is correct ...How do I configure that?Once I'm logged in, the resolution on both screens is correct. ...

Ubuntu GDM Configuration and Change Login Screen

How to configure GDM in ubuntu karmic koala like this?http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3903346203_c96a2a59a8_o.pngAny one please help me! ...

Ubuntu 9.10 GDM Configuration Help?

I've read many posts complaining about lack of a GUI to configure GDM in 9.10 and some rough workarounds including logging in as gdm user and using gnome-control-center but no real concrete suggestions how to do it via gconf/filesystem modifications. Does anyone have a link(s) to a wiki page, forum ...

Ubuntu GDM configuration

I shutdown my system, attempting to start it again some information was displayed on the screen telling me that the (daemon/ServAuthDir) was set to /var/lib/gdm which does not exist,so the system could'nt start, it told me to configure my GDM before it can start.Pls I need help from anyone that know ...

gdm configuration error

i don't know what i did to cause this but now everytime i boot up a screen comes up showingQuote: ...

Ubuntu how to setup gdm configuration

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Ubuntu GDM Cannot access configuration file / cannot change login screen

I am unable to change the login screen. The first time i noticed this was when I installed kde via sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktopThat changed my login to I guess the default Kubuntu login which I don't like. When I tried to change it, it gives me the "Cannot connect to socket" and ...

Users Locked Out, Gdm Gone Beserk, 14 hours at work. No solution yet

To Anyone Who might be of assistance:Before I begin I would like to .(1) Declare that I understand that no, one member of the Free linux comunity, has the obligation to answer to anyones request for aid unless they so desire, or are being paid(2) Declare that It is understood that anyone who does pr ...

GDM login problem

I have a virtual machine (vmware) where I have installed Suse Linux enterprise server 10 (SLED10).Yesterday I try to start the Virtual Machine but an error occured.A message pop up:"The GDM user does not exist. Please correct the GDM configuration".After this message It ask me for an user ...

How to update RHEL AS 3?

I recently acquired root access to a machine running Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3, and since the machine's packages are several months old I would like to update them. However, I'm running into two problems:1. 'yum update' fails because my /etc/yum.conf doesn't contain any repositories for my distr ...

help:gdm.conf file error

I am new to linux.I installed rhel4 update 4 it is working fine for some days.Now i got error message"server authorization directory (deomon/ServAuthDir)is set to /var/gdm but this doent exist.Please correct the gdm configuration /etc/x11/gdm/gdm.conf"If i restart the system it is working ...

Ubuntu GDM fails, possible corupted users folder, no way 2 login

my brother's dell inspiron 1300 running ubuntu, intrepid, crashed. It wasnt the first time, the laptop didnt pack quite enough punch to run the os and I had been meaning to install xubuntu packages but never got around to it. So the crash was probably not symptom of following fault.He rebooted his l ...

Ubuntu gdm problem

start ubuntu it shows me :"server authorization directory (daemon/servAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this does not exist.Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDMOK "after hiting ok it starts command prompt and i start withstartx. Anyone can help ?? ...

GDM Can not find/start X Server

I have installed gdm & X server with all dependencies on my linux kernel.During kernel boot GDM is not able to find the X server.The error is as follows:GDM: Xserver not found: /etc/gdm/failsafeXServer :0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7Error: Command could not be executed!Please in ...

Ubuntu massive help needed - GDM issue ?

i was logging into root one day to change some permissions and when i restarted this came up:server authorization directory (deamon/servauthdir) is set to/var/lib/gdm but this does not exist. Please correct gdmconfiguration and restart gdm<ok>and then click ok then it says my version and then ...

Ubuntu 'gdm' user does not exist

Ubuntu-ists, I installed Ubuntu 9 on my kids' computer a while back and usually the computer boots up and goes directly into Ubuntu. However, this morning when they booted it up, the following error message displayed: "The GDM user 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and rest ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire One (ZG5) Won't Boot: /var/lib/gdm problem

I'm helping a friend with a Acer netbook that came with Ubuntu on it. The computer starts to load and then shows this message in Italian:a directory di autorizzazione del server (daemon/ServAuthDir) รจ impostata a /var/lib/gdm che non esiste. Correggere la configurazione di GDM e riavviare GDM.Trans ...

change gdm theme in ubuntu 10.04

What happened to the gdm configuration screen where I could change the default gdm theme? This seems to have disappeared from ubuntu 10.04, and in my personal opinion, the white/purple default theme of the new gdm is terrible and I would like to change it. Where is the GUI for this in lucid, and why ...

Ubuntu GDM error

all I'm new to Ubuntu, well have dabbled before, but now want to get to grips with Linux on my netbook. Went for a re-bbot to keep the wife happy who likes Windows.So once I had partitioned and installed from USB I rebooted, the Ubuntu splash screen appeared and then an error:Server Authorisation Di ...

Ubuntu "The GDM user 'gdm' does not exist."

When i am starting up Ubuntu it says; "The GDM user 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM"Any ways to solve this error:confused::confused::confused::confused::conf used: ...

Ubuntu gdm user does not exist

there. I installed virtual box on my Ubuntu Jaunty the other day and I set up Windows XP in it. I couldn't get USB support and I saw somewhere on the Internet that you should put yourself in the users group for USB to work. This is probably where I screwed myself. I went to admin-users and groups-ma ...

Ubuntu GDM group does not exist

I'm a newbie and really trying to learn more, but this one has my really confuesed. Searching is turning up hardly anything useful. Today I turned on my computer and saw this: chown: invalid group: ' syslog:adm' then it was repeated about sixteen times down my screen and was followed by this: chown: ...

Ubuntu create new user gdm error

Hi, I've just installed xubuntu on an old computer. The first thing I want to do is to create some users however when I do this xubuntu will no longer load. I get the error which states "The GDM user 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM."Also the group inf ...

Ubuntu GDM Problem

My ubuntu(8.04) was working normally until i installed virtualbox application and restarted it. I got this error after restart. Server Authorization Directory(daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this does not exit. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDMHow can i solve my problem ...

Ubuntu GDM user & sudo

I have upgraded Ubuntu version 8.04 which is upgraded from v 7.10.Since I have upgraded to this version, there are some problems with system administration. When I turn on my computer, there is a following attention: The GDM user 'gdm'does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM ...

Ubuntu The GDM user, 'gdm' does not exist...

I just started up Ubuntu and I got this message. "The GDM user, 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM."I have no idea what that means, as this is my second day with Linux. i think I may have deleted something. It asked me if I wanted to delete something at ...

Ubuntu disable gdm user list not persistent

I have disabled the gdm user list using the following command:sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list --type bool trueThis works until there is an update for gdm, after which the user list reappears and I have to run the command again.I thought about adding a diversi ...

Ubuntu How to configure system to use GDM?

After installation of KGet-The Download Manager, my system has been configured to show up the Login Screen in KDM.Please tell me the way on how to revert the same to GDM configuration?KDM Refers to KDE Display ManagerGDM refers to Gnome Display Manager ...

Ubuntu Unable to load 2.6.28-11 after upgrading to 9.04: GDM-related error?

I recently upgraded a machine from 8.10 to 9.04, but after the upgrade finished and I restarted the machine, I could no longer boot up Xwindows. An error message relating to GDM is displayed along with an "ok" button:"Server Authorization Directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/ ...

Ubuntu CRT monitor goes out of sync range upon going to sleep in gdm

I just installed 11.04. I had Maverick installed previously with no problems. Basically, my monitor is configured to sleep after 20 minutes, and when it does so, instead of the monitor going into low power mode, it displays the monitor's "out of range" message. Note this only happens in gd ...

Ubuntu GDM problem related to /etc folder replacement

Here is the situation:I backed-up my /etc folder from my ubuntu 7.04 machine and put in the brand new XUBUNTU 7.10 machine using live CD.Then I wanted to run Xubuntu machine and here is the error at booting:Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but i snot owned b ...

Ubuntu Self inflicted problem with GDM

all. Being a noob to Linux, I was hosing around with directory groups and permissions, attempting to allow access to partitions. I altered the group for /var, and in the process pretty much hosed things up. I now get an error message when I boot, telling me that the /var/lib/gdm directory does not e ...

Ubuntu ah! gdm help please!

When I booted up my computer it sent me to basically to a black and white terminal that covers the whole screen (unable to see desktop or anything). But prior to that it states "The GDM group 'gdm' does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart again." My only option from the ...

Ubuntu GDM Error after UPGRADE

Today I installed the automatic update fromUbuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-genericto Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-genericFirst problem: a grub error 15 "file not found", that i fixed manually editing /boot/grub/menu.lst (it's the second time this happens, why the hell everytime I upgrade my computer ...

Ubuntu switch kdm to gdm ?

Now im running kdm as display manager. How can i switch this back tp gdm again. Also if i try clicking System->Administration->Login Window it asks for rot password and does not do anything. I tried then in command linesankarv@sankarv-desktop:~$ gksu gdmsetup(gksu:6377): Gdk-WARNING **: locale ...

Ubuntu Which gdm.conf you have for Xscreensaver working with GDM login manager ?

Which gdm.conf you have for Xscreensaver working with GDM login manager ?(my gdm.conf is as follows:)(gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf &)# GDM Configuration file. You can use gdmsetup program to graphically# edit this, or you can optionally just edit this file by hand. Note that# gdmsetup does not tweak ...

Ubuntu gdm and xdmcp

All the howto's I've read describe enabling xdmcp in the security tab of the gdm configuration GUI. It doesn't appear in any of my Gutsy installs. Is this a bug or am I missing something? I've tried enabling remote connections first, and I see the configure xdmcp button at the bottom, but there's st ...

Ubuntu GDM: Xserver not found! I'm about to slap my gnome around.

I was trying to get halflife2 working, then when I restarted, POOF! my xserver no longer worked. I tweaked around, and randpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorganddpkg-reconfigure gdm-sessionand even tried reinstalling xserver and gnome. I get this persistent error message everytime I try to "gdm start ...

Ubuntu GDM broken, can't reinstall

Ubuntu 7.04 on an AMD 950 has broken GDM. At bootup, message is "Server authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but does not exist. Please correct GDM configuration and restart GDM."At console, "gdmsetup" gives: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display ...

Ubuntu gdm -> multiple X sessions. possible to use same user?

Synopsis:I have the need for multiple X sessions with different screen configurations. Wine seems pretty good at HL2 and other games now; the only issue is that it doesn't seem to like the way I have my dual screen set up configured. Eg, HL2 picks it up as a "widescreen configuration", and ...

Ubuntu GDM Login Window won't boot

Whenever I attempt to change my login screen though system>admin>Login Window, it'll ask me for my root password, but never boot up.When I try to start the Login Window manager though the terminal by typing gksu gdmsetup it displays:Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retryTrying f ...