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Old 11-07-2003, 03:49 AM   #1
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Question Access denied to 'Home' directory

Hi All,

Recently installed Mandrake 9.2 on my home PC and laptop and had a few issues with connecting to dial-up modem (KPPP was not installed with main installation)

Succeeded with PC but when I tried with laptop today I failed and found that I was unable to logon to my 'home' directory. There was a message telling me that permissions had changed in /home/aviceda/.ICEauthority

When I investigated this file at the command prompt there was a reference to 'Magic-Cookie'

Does anyone know what this file does or is it an intrusion?

Old 11-07-2003, 09:48 AM   #2
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try this.

cd /home
chown -R aviceda aviceda

that will set you as owner of all the contents in your home directory.

as for the Magic-Cookie... i dont know what it is...

but make sure your work is backed up... never login as root....
and you should be fine.
Old 11-07-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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Hi qwijibow,

Thanks for your reply, 'googled' ICEauthority and found that it's quite a common occurence. There are many similar queries in the forums.

Worth checking out if you are interested.

Basically did what you suggested and deleted the .ICEauthority file and everything seems to be running OK.



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