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  1. #1

    gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256


    Hi,

    I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 (pretty old i know :$) in my system, but i am facing this issue while logging in .

    I tried doing

    sudo chmod 755 /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.system

    but didn't find the problem getting resolved.

    Can any one please provide the reason for the same ? Also the solution

    Thanks
    Praveen

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Have you tried to change permission for all .xml. files in /etc/gconf?

    Code:
    sudo chmod 755 /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.*
    In case it doesn't work, post the output of this
    Code:
    ls -l /home
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    Thanks for ur quick reply. I tried the same but didn't succeeded
    Following is the needed info

    root@praveen-2:~# ls -l /home
    total 20
    drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Jan 2 01:12 lost+found
    drwxr-xr-x 4 praveen praveen 4096 Jan 2 08:42 praveen

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    If its a GDM relates error then execute this
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
    Its a bug in Ubuntu and AFAIK, there isn't a fix for this bug. Could you post full error message?
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    root@praveen-2:~#sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
    * Reloading GNOME Display Manager Configuration
    * Changes will take effect when all current X sessions have ended.
    invoke-rc.d: initscript gdm, action "reload" failed.

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    Heres the pic of the error message gettng popped

    Praveen
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    That is a GDM related error only and it was fixed in Updates only. You have to update 8.10 to get rid of this bug.

    This might work : Delete .gconf folder in your /home/user_id folder but all of your settings will be removed.
    Code:
    cd 
    rm -rf .gconf
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