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Thread: Deleted /tmp using rm -R /tmp now GDM keeps on crashin

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    Re: Deleted /tmp using rm -R /tmp now GDM keeps on crashin

    Quote Originally Posted by bijeeshvs View Post
    hello arun what does gdm says when it get crashed????????????????
    It doesn't says anything but just gives a dialog box stating “The greeter application appears to be crashing trying to use a new one...” something like that and then it says that it has crashed 6 times in the last 90 seconds and will wait for 2 minutes before starting again

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    Re: Deleted /tmp using rm -R /tmp now GDM keeps on crashin

    Quote Originally Posted by krlhc8 View Post
    As a temporary fix, what I did whenever I came across this problem was to edit gdm.conf in the terminal:

    Code:
    sudo pico /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
    Edit the line:
    Code:
    Greeter=/usr/lib/gdm/gdmgreeter
    to say:
    Code:
    Greeter=/usr/lib/gdm/gdmlogin
    It should let you use your computer, but you'll have an ugly login screen.
    Tried it but doesn't works I edited it from the live cd and then rebooted to get back in but got the same message

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    Re: Deleted /tmp using rm -R /tmp now GDM keeps on crashin

    Quote Originally Posted by nair.arun View Post
    Tried it but doesn't works I edited it from the live cd and then rebooted to get back in but got the same message
    Any help with this it would be greatly appreciated I'm nearing my project deadline

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    Re: Deleted /tmp using rm -R /tmp now GDM keeps on crashin

    The /tmp directory should be world writable and sticky.

    Code:
    chmod 1777 /tmp

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