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Deleted /tmp now I get errors when I try to boot and login on fedora

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I somehow deleted /tmp when I was deleting files from /tmp to make room. Now I get errors when I boot and try to login

There is a problem with the configuration server.
(/usr/libexec/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)

When I close that, I get:

Install problem!
The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator.

One time I saw the login options - when I logged in I only saw a black screen. Other than doing an install, is there a way to recover the files in /tmp?

posted Aug 2, 2013 by Majula Joshi

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the files are irrelevant, the folder with the correct permissions is important
/tmp needs chmod 1777 (everybody is allowed to write but only the onwer can open his temp-files)

mkdir /tmp
chmod 1777 /tmp

in doubt reboot after that

answer Aug 2, 2013 by Mandeep Sehgal
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AFAIK, /tmp is a tmpfs filesystem in newer Fedoras. That means, you can just reboot, and things will be back to normal. Did you try that?

answer Aug 2, 2013 by Jagan Mishra
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# mkdir /tmp
# restorecon /tmp
# reboot

is probably all you need

answer Aug 2, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey
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