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Server authorization error when booting

Postby sumanameghu on Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:20 pm

I have a PC w/ 2 HDDs. I inadvertently installed Mint in the 2nd HDD.
I wanted to fix this. So I wiped out the first HDD, partitioned and formatted it and installed Mint on it.

When I try to boot into this instance I get a message saying
Server authorization directory daemon/servauthdir is set to /var/lib/mdm but is not owned by user 110 and group 118. Please correct the ownership or MDM configuration and restart MDM.

I am at a loss here. The message appears in a window with an OK button but it responds neither to mouse click nor to hitting enter. Only resort is ctrl-alt-delete. I searched on this error message but the couple of hits I saw were talking about situations when a directory is not found, not this user 110, group 118 business

I can still boot into the other instance of Mint, FWIW,

Would appreciate any assistance.

Thanks!
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Re: Server authorization error when booting

Postby vsharris on Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:59 pm

+1

I get the same error when booting mint 14 from a USB stick.

When I do: "sudo ls -lan /var/lib/mdm", the uid is 110 and the gid 118 !!!

What gives?

(System is a Dell Inspiron 1545)
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Re: Server authorization error when booting

Postby ryantreb on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:56 pm

I get the same error. Any ideas?

HP dv7-3085dx
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Re: Server authorization error when booting

Postby DrHu on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:17 pm

mdm is a modifcation (fork of. of gdm from Mint, so checking gdm boot errors with that mesage may give you an idea of the problem

Some possibilities.
http://linux.koolsolutions.com/2009/08/ ... r-message/


So one way of checking would be to check the permission on the 2nd hard drive working system (Linux OS) for mdm
--and then mathching them on the failing system
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