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I can't login to my linux machine. It's giving me the following error:

/usr/libexec/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256 

I removed all the files in the /tmp directory after this issue happened.

What is the cause of this error?

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migrated from serverfault.com Nov 11 '11 at 16:58

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try to run a live ubuntu CD , mount the root partition and change the permission of /tmp directory to 1777. then it will work.

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No, this will not work. He said that he deleted the content of /tmp and not /tmp itself. Even if then the permission has to be 1777! – mailq Nov 11 '11 at 12:57
mailq: i can read english and already know what he said :) . but this problem Always come because the permission of /tmp are not 777. Let him try and get results. – Farhan Nov 11 '11 at 13:01
I agree he should try, but I also think you should edit your perms to 1777, to make sure it's sticky. – Kevin Nov 11 '11 at 17:12
@Frank your solution got worked, but still i dont know how the permisson of /tmp directory got changed thank you all – LINUX4U Nov 12 '11 at 9:55

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