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mirchichamu 08-19-2010 12:37 PM

New user account unable to load in Ubuntu ultimate?
 
I created new desktop account for my wife but it is not loading and I get an error message on log in that ICE.authority failed to load and than nautilus give an error message that nautilus unable to create folders in home directory. And then I get a blank desktop without any panels. Please help.

AlucardZero 08-19-2010 01:14 PM

Does the user's home directory exist and is it writable by the user?

mirchichamu 08-19-2010 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 4071500)
Does the user's home directory exist and is it writable by the user?

thanks AlucardZero for reply. Yes, the home directory exist. But I cannot open from my side. From the user side, it cannot be seen as the desktop is blank and nothing can be browsed.

AlucardZero 08-19-2010 02:14 PM

Hit ctrl+alt+f1 and log in there as your wife's user. Post the output of the following:
Code:

pwd
echo $HOME
ls -ld $HOME


mirchichamu 08-19-2010 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 4071556)
Hit ctrl+alt+f1 and log in there as your wife's user. Post the output of the following:
Code:

pwd
echo $HOME
ls -ld $HOME


Thanks once again for giving your precious time.
I hit ctrl+alt+f1, which took me to black screen. I logged in with my wife account. After putting the above commands. It gave result which showed the home folders but I am unable to remember. I cannot print the screen to post...sorry for my poor knowledge of linux.

AlucardZero 08-19-2010 03:07 PM

okay.. do this:
Code:

pwd > /tmp/data; echo $HOME >> /tmp/data; ls -ld $HOME >> /tmp/data
Then switch back to GUI (Ctrl+Alt+F7) and open up /tmp/data and you can copy and paste from there.

mirchichamu 08-19-2010 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 4071618)
okay.. do this:
Code:

pwd > /tmp/data; echo $HOME >> /tmp/data; ls -ld $HOME >> /tmp/data
Then switch back to GUI (Ctrl+Alt+F7) and open up /tmp/data and you can copy and paste from there.

Thanks once again.
I succeeded to log in in my wife's account by changing the account type to administrator in user accounts. I didn't want to give administrator rights because she is more lagging in linux knowledge as compared to me. I don't want that any mishap occur.

Can I change it back to desktop user and still log in to her account?

AlucardZero 08-19-2010 03:40 PM

If you give me the output that I asked you to provide I might be able to tell you.

mirchichamu 08-19-2010 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 4071648)
If you give me the output that I asked you to provide I might be able to tell you.

Thanks once again. I got the following result: Note that I edited the name and marked as xxxxx:

/home/xxxxx
/home/xxxxx
drwx------ 29 xxxxx xxxxx 4096 2010-08-19 23:19 /home/xxxxx

AlucardZero 08-19-2010 04:33 PM

If all those xxxxx's are the same username then my theory was wrong. We'd need more debugging information. Switch her account back to a regular user and try logging in again, then look in /var/log/syslog for any clues. Maybe /var/log/auth.log or /var/log/Xorg.0.log as well. Sorry for not being much help.

mirchichamu 08-20-2010 04:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 4071692)
If all those xxxxx's are the same username then my theory was wrong. We'd need more debugging information. Switch her account back to a regular user and try logging in again, then look in /var/log/syslog for any clues. Maybe /var/log/auth.log or /var/log/Xorg.0.log as well. Sorry for not being much help.

thanks
even with administrative rights, unable to log in any more. I get the same error messages. I cannot see the logs.

mirchichamu 08-20-2010 08:34 AM

Thanks alucardZero for your continuous support.

Apparently my problem solved. Before I opted to log in without asking for the password and that was the reason of failure. Then I changed the option to ask for password on log on in users and groups. And I succeeded to log in. I don't know why they have put this option when it is not working???


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