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Old 01-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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could not update ICEauthority /home/username

Hi everyone,

im using rhel 6.0, i move the /home directory to /

After that i tired to login as normal user linux1 in GUI mode . i got an error could not update ICEauthority /home/linux once i close .
i got another message (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)

another message
'Nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/icarus/Desktop, home/icarus/.nautilus.
Before running Nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them.'

then i logined as root user and executed the command

chown linux1:linux1 /
chmod 0600 /
then logout and logined as linux1 user. still im getting the error.

Please help me to resolve the problem.

Thanks in Advance
Old 01-02-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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What are you actually trying to do? Do you want to move your home folder to somewhere else, and continue using that folder as your new /path/to/home? Then you should use the usermod command. It will move your home folder for you.

So first you need to change everything back to how it was, make sure you can login as your user, and then logout and login as root and run
usermod -m -d /path/to/new/homedir/ username
Old 01-02-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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Hi Vinotha,

I have met this problem many times before, and here is how a cleared the way into my wishes:

rm -f ~/.ICEauthority && rm -fr ~/.cache/*
then zap X to avoid further temporary files, press: "Ctl+Alt+Backspace" (if this doesn't work then Logout without saving the session or if you can't manage to avoid save session press Ctl+Atl+Del to reboot, or issue command as root
sudo init 6
Login again as regular user.

Hope that helps.

Good luck.
Old 01-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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Hi ,

Sorry for the late reply,

I haven't check the above answers. once i check let you know guys.

Thanks for your hardwork



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