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#1 Hektor

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:26 AM

I get this error on one of my older Linux Ubuntu installs. Anyone know how to fix it?

The GNOME session manager was unable to lock the file '/home/hektor/.ICEauthority'. Please report this as a GNOME bug. Sometimes this error may occur if the file's directory is unwritable, you could try logging in via the failsafe session and ensuring that it is.


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:32 PM

Is this the login screen? I mean when it boots and then asks you for username and password?
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:12 PM

Have you looked at that file and determined if it is writeable?
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#4 Hektor

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:23 PM

Yes, the file was there and I set it to 777. It did not fix it. In the end I just created a new user and this worked fine.
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