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Message shown: Server authorization directory (daemon/ServeAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/gdm but this doesn't exist.

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  • How far can you get in the boot/login sequence? – Time4Tea Apr 30 '20 at 0:42
  • As the PC starts it shows the message which i have wriiten above. And then it remains in the command terminal mode. I am able to login to root.. but it shows the message that some" level 5 files" missing. – Open Suseee May 1 '20 at 2:33
  • Time to restore from backup. – Joseph Sible-Reinstate Monica May 2 '20 at 3:46
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You could recreate that directory but that would not help much.

The best solution would be to reinstall all packages which create diriectories and files in /var.

The best way to do that is probably to check all installed packages for files in /var:

rpm -qa | while read package; do
    if rpm -ql "$package" | grep -q /var; then
        zypper install --force "$package"
    fi
done

You should create /var/tmp and /var/log with these permissions before:

drwxrwxrwt 1 root root 425K  2. Mai 00:53 /var/tmp/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root  946  1. Mai 23:53 /var/log/

Other directories may be necessary.

Maybe it is necessary to install the packages in the right order. This should be possible by using a single install command with all the package names as arguments so that zypper uses the dependencies for the right order. I do not know, though, whether dependencies are considered at all during a reinstall.

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