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Old 11-04-2005, 03:52 AM   #1
den_benne
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unable to log into gnome after installing progs with automatix


hey, after installing some programs with Automatix on ubuntu 5.10, I got a problem. I can't log in to gnome anymore with a normal user. as root I'm still able to do this (in recovery mode)
this is the xsession-error I get:

[CODE]/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:1.Xservers" -h "" -l ":1" "benjamin"
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
Bonobo accessibility support initialized
GTK Accessibility Module initialized
_IceTransTransNoListen: unable to find transport: tcp
_IceTransPTSOpenServer: Unable to link /dev/pts/0 to /dev/X/ICE.9312
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for pts/Benjamin:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for pts
_IceTransISCOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a ISC connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for isc/Benjamin:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for isc
_IceTransSCOOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a SCO connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for sco/Benjamin:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for sco

** (gnome-session:9312): WARNING **: Unable to read ICE authority file: /home/benjamin/.ICEauthority
application finalize called
/CODE]

the programs I installed:
Code:
Ctrl-Alt-Del|DVD Ripper|Numlock ON|NVIDIA cards|Firestarter|AUD-DVD codecs
I first thougth the nvidia drivers were to blame, but the installer said that in the rare case X should crash, I had to replace the xorg.conf with the backup
so I replaced the file, but nothing changed
also google is not really helpful

I'ld really appreciate the help
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
den_benne
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oke, I just noticed that I'm able to run graphical program from the xterm save mode (currently running firefox from there)
 
Old 11-12-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
arnieboy
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try and do the following:

Code:
rm $HOME/.ICEauthority
from console and then reboot and u shd be able to log in again into X.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 08:45 AM   #4
jameso
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When this problem occurred to me, I SSHed into my server and did an ls -la on my home folder.

I noticed that the .ICEAuthority file was owned by root for some reason (it should be owned by my username), so i did:

chown myusername:myusername .ICEAuthority

I was then able to log in properly.

I hope this helps someone.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 12:01 PM   #5
den_benne
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Quote:
Originally posted by arnieboy
try and do the following:

Code:
rm $HOME/.ICEauthority
from console and then reboot and u shd be able to log in again into X.
thanx, this worked for me


sorry for checking so late, I kind of forgot this topic
 
Old 11-26-2005, 01:35 AM   #6
makhand
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Quote:
Originally posted by jameso
When this problem occurred to me, I SSHed into my server and did an ls -la on my home folder.

I noticed that the .ICEAuthority file was owned by root for some reason (it should be owned by my username), so i did:

chown myusername:myusername .ICEAuthority

I was then able to log in properly.

I hope this helps someone.

Thank you. this did help somebody. me , i appreciate it
 
  


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