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gdm err

I checked /etc/group on my Ubuntu partition and I have groups klog and 
adm. I'd venture a guess that your /etc/group file is either missing or 
corrupt, or /etc/nsswitch.conf has settings for group that are not 
correct.  If /etc/nsswitch.conf exists, the group: line should have 
compat or file as the source.  If /etc/nsswitch.conf doesn't exist, 
don't worry, the default for group is compat.

dan moylan wrote:
> ibm t41 laptop running ubuntu 8.10
> at boot a screen comes up saying gdm is faulty, fix it.
> noted in the boot messages:
>    chown invalid group syslog:adm
>    wacom setup
>    chown invalid group klog:klog
>    dpkg syntax error
> booted into text mode.
> used apt-get to remove faulty gdm
> attempted to reinstall gdm
>    .... After this operation, 16.4MB of additional disk space will be used.
>    dpkg: syntax error: unknown group `postdrop' in statoverride file
>    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
> ok, so dpkg is in error, in attempting to remove faulty
> dpkg, got very ominous message saying in effect don't do
> this unless you know exactly what you're doing.  of course i
> don't.
> what would you suggest i do?  tia.
> dan
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