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Old 04-19-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10
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Unable to read ICE authority file

How is this for weird. I turned my computer on and went to log in as my main user. I waited and suddenly I was told that my session lasted less than 10 seconds. I viewed the error log and this is what it said.

/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/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "dstamp"
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
_IceTransTransNoListen: unable to find transport: tcp
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /dev/X will not be created.
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: Cannot create /dev/X
_IceTransPTSOpenServer: mkdir(/dev/X) failed, errno = 13
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for pts/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for pts
_IceTransISCOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a ISC connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for isc/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for isc
_IceTransSCOOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a SCO connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for sco/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for sco

** (gnome-session:10266): WARNING **: Unable to read ICE authority file: /home/dstamp/.ICEauthority

What on earth does it mean and how can I fix it. Last time all I did was use aMSN and surf the net. It is a really new install (done a day ago). Can someone help me fix it please?


Old 04-19-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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It's a known problem that occurs sometimes. I read somewhere it could be caused by using some kde programs in gnome.

Try moving the .ICEauthority file in your homedir or remove it alltogether, a new iceauthority file will be generated.:



cd /home/dstamp
mv .ICEauthority .ICEauthority-old
rm .ICEauthority

and try to log into gnome again.

Last edited by angkor; 04-19-2006 at 03:06 PM.
Old 04-19-2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Thanks very much it works again now.

Thanks again



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