Originally posted by gsk
Should this be set to different permissions....I'll change it and see....
I chmod'd the .ICEauthority file to 777...and bada-bing....I am back in X under my user. Somehow down the line something must have changed it's permissions to only allow root to read it, so my user account was dead.
Thanks quatsch and gibiman for your help. It turns out it was a permission thing like every one suspected...but finding out what file was the trick.
Now I know to check .xsession-errors if I ever have another problem. I can't believe this information didn't come up somewhere before.
P.S. Interestingly enough...the original font warnings I posted had nothing to do with the problem.