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Old 08-11-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
dlemas
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.ICEauthority file


Greeting,

I have a windows install with linux installed within the windows system using WUBI. I attempted to change the user folder and after logging off I received a err message regarding /home/XXX/.ICEauthority. I have read several online posts however none seem to help. Any suggestions. I am using ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

total newbie

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Dom
 
Old 08-11-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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Could be you changed the ownership of the .ICEAuthority file, which is in the /home/xxxuser directory.

That file needs to be owned by the user and to be in the users group. If you moved it or changed the directory as root or using sudo, then that file is now possibly owned by root.

You'll have problems running your X server (your windows manager's subsystem) without that file being properly owned.

Try "ls -l -a .ICE*" if that returns something with "userXX users", then it isn't an ownership problem.
If it returns something with "root root" then you need to use
chown userxxx .ICEauthority and chgrp users .ICEauthority

Those commands need to be executed as root using "sudo" in a command window at a prompt that starts with $ or #

Hope that helps. Realize you're a total newbie, so you'll probably have questions. You might also need to describe the problem you're having now to get a better answer.

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Old 08-12-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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I tried the command line suggestion above and received the message:
ls: cannot access .ICE No such file or directory.

It seems the file or directory does not exist?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-13-2010, 11:24 AM   #4
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I attempted to change the user folder
(1) What exactly did you do, if you can remember?
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I tried the command line suggestion above and received the message:
ls: cannot access .ICE No such file or directory.
(2) If you can, copy and paste your input and the output so we can look at it. It's easy to be mistaken about what's going on otherwise.

Quote:
It seems the file or directory does not exist?
(3) Possibly, if you moved it accidently, in which you'll have to find it. See (1) and (2)
 
  


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