1. press [ctl][alt][F1] to get virtual console #1, then log in as root.
2. check if the "network loopback" device is active:
ifconfig | grep lo
If not, then bring it up:
ifconfig lo up loopback
3. check permissions on the /tmp directory:
ls -ld /tmp
You should get something like:
drwxrwxrwt 9 root root
Also check permissions on /tmp/.X11-unix and /tmp/.ICE-unix
To get back to the GUI, log out then press [alt][F7].
Last edited by pinniped; 07-09-2008 at 08:29 PM.