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my gdm is not working so plz guide me....

prawin
Occasional Contributor

my gdm is not working so plz guide me....

first unfortunatly i delete my root user after that i got requier it by adding a line to /etc/passwd file but my gdm is not working i cant able to login through graphical... if i restart the service also it shows that /var/run/gdm.pid file is not there.. but i check for the file its there but nothing is there except 2500 this number.. plz guid me how to recover it..
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Larry Klasmier
Honored Contributor

Re: my gdm is not working so plz guide me....

what is the date and time on the pid file? My guess it is much older than when you tried to start gdm.

if you do a ps -ef |grep 2500 is there a process running with PID? Is it a hung gdm process? if so kill it, remove the gdm.pid file and try starting gdm.

also look the permissions on gdm.pid file are they what you would expect.
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: my gdm is not working so plz guide me....

Also look into the /var/log/ directory. If there's a file named like "gdm.log" or something similar, that's the gdm log file. Check its timestamp. If it's recent, read it: there might be clues to why gdm is not working.

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prawin
Occasional Contributor

Re: my gdm is not working so plz guide me....

i dont know the time and date.. while recovering my root user i entered only one line in that /etc/passwd file... this gdm service is gone due to that my entry in passwd file..i dont know wheather this reasion is correct r not.