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Old 12-14-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation Solution to Mdk 9.1 gdm user doesnt exist problem

Heyup peeps!

Yeh just thought I'd give this site a solution (rather than spamming it with my questions all the time!). It's not much, and very simple, lamer-easy-ness, but still worth it; until the end of computers.

gdm came back to me saying "gdm user doesnt exsist" etc etc.

1) Don't edit gdm.conf.. Or to be exactly like me..
($cd /etc/X11/gdm)
$mv gdm.conf <where_ever_u_want>/old_gdm.conf
$cp factory-gdm.conf gdm.conf
.. But I think that's the same~!?!!!

2) Add gdm group
$vi /etc/group
('I' to edit, then <esc> and ':x' to save and exit)
gdm::<new&different_group_number>:<users, e.g. gdm, root etc.>

3) Add gdm user
$vi /etc/passwd
gdm::<the_group_number>:<the_group_number_again>:<comment_if_needs_be>:<home_directory>:<shell_like_ above>

4) Change user and group ownership of '/var/lib/gdm'
$chown gdm /var/lib/gdm
$chgrp gdm /var/lib/gdm


Then run gdm ($gdm). Should work like a treat!



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