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I'm trying to change the login window look. but when i launch gdmsetup i get this localhost tronica # gdmsetup Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry ...
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    gdm login window no go


    I'm trying to change the login window look. but when i launch gdmsetup i get this

    localhost tronica # gdmsetup
    Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
    Trying failed command again. Try 2 of 5.
    Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
    Trying failed command again. Try 3 of 5.
    Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
    Trying failed command again. Try 4 of 5.
    Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
    Trying failed command again. Try 5 of 5.
    Command failed 5 times, aborting.
    Could not access GDM configuration file.
    localhost tronica #
    Not sure what to do here, should i try reinstalling it.

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    weird! I suggest you make sure the configuration file exists first. If it does, make sure you have permissions to access it. You may also try:
    localhost tronica # sudo gdmsetup
    the solution must be something similar to this because the error is about accessing the file. I hope this may help!

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    he is alredy logged in as root
    we can se that because of the pound sign (#)
    localhost tronica #

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    Try doing it from GDM instead of inside gnome. This is a security feature in some distros.

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    Has any1 resolved this issue,I am getting the error on Gentoo ,

    Code:
    gdmsetup 
      Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
      Trying failed command again.  Try 2 of 5.
      Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
      Trying failed command again.  Try 3 of 5.
      Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
      Trying failed command again.  Try 4 of 5.
      Failed to connect to socket, sleep 1 second and retry
      Trying failed command again.  Try 5 of 5.
      Command failed 5 times, aborting.
    Could not access GDM configuration file.
    As well as not being able to login to gnome,I can only use kde with kdm,StartX has no effect with gnome-session.

    Any clue


    All so sudo gdmsetup returns,

    Code:
    sudo gdmsetup
    
    (gdmsetup:12699): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

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