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Old 10-27-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
ryzingsrinivas
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could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm.ICEauthority


hi to all,

i am using fedora11 64 bit.My problem is,today morning i start the computer,then an error raised.
i.e
could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm. ICEauthority

actually yesterday ,i changed the permissions of /gdm file,with this command
i.e chmod -R 777 /var/lib/gdm

keyboard& mouse are not working...

plz help me, my system is not working now...
how can i solve this problem with out loss of any data.


Thanks in advance..

Last edited by ryzingsrinivas; 10-27-2010 at 11:21 PM.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 11:25 PM   #2
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Suposse you are trying to login as john and getting error could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm. ICEauthority.

Then login in CLI as root and do this

Code:
chown -R /home/john/.ICEauthority
Cross check using:

Code:
ls -ld /home/john/.ICEauthority
 
Old 10-27-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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hi prayag,
thanks for reply...

to do what u said,the error is coming before login page.

due to this keyboard&mouse are not working


help me

Last edited by ryzingsrinivas; 10-28-2010 at 12:04 AM.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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Press CNTRL+ALT+F2 you will get black and white screen with login prompt.Login there as root
and do whatever I have mentioned in my earlier letter.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for your response. However, I am unable to move ahead yet.

This is what is happening with me:

When I turn on the power, and press CTRL + ALT + F2, it stops and asks to select OS (to boot). Only Fedora is listed there. Other options shown below are 'C' for command promt, etc. So I use C to go to command prompt.

There, on pressing tab, I can see a list of commands; which includes root, rootnoverify, boot, reboot, find, verbose, debug, help, hide, etc.

When I type root, it says Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x8e. ls, chmod, chown nothing works.

I tried to find the file - find . -name /var/lib/gdm.ICEauthority or find /var/lib/gdm.ICEauthority, it cannot find the file.

What do I do so that I can start my system?

:'(
 
Old 12-07-2010, 01:31 AM   #6
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As many of you, I spent a lot of time in forums, google, changing permissions, etc...finally I figured it out by myself...First, I checked the user:group properties of the directory gdm, and they were root:root, however, everything inside directory gdm was gdm:gdm....so common sense indicated to me to change the properties of directory gdm to gdm:gdm and it worked...Thats all, hope it work for you!
 
  


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