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Old 01-06-2010, 05:14 AM   #1
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Unable to login - Could not update ICEAuthority file

Dear all,

Please I really need your help and support.

I installed Fedora 11 and was trying to setup a Web server for pure LAMP development and wanted to port forward with router so that my webserver can be access from inter net.

Server installation was perfectly fine.
I was able to login from the user which I created during the installation.
Instead of auto get ip I assigned and then I set a HTML Server port forward.

Where the problem started.

I wanted to configure few users on vsFTPd and I tell you truly there is no place on Google where some one has defined a descent way which any person can understand that we can add some users.

Somewhere I found that Linux normal users can also access ftp if the local_user directive is set YES which i did and I added 3 users.

I wanted that whenever user is connected by vsFTPd returned them /var/www/html directory. Where as vsFTPD was taking them to their home directory (respective to each user)

I was unable to find any way that I can configure vsFTPd to set one default directory path which take every user to www/html directory so that developers can deploy websites

I notice Gnome GUI offers each user a home directory path so I though why not I gave every new user and existing user /var/www/html as their home directory

which i did... and this is how my Server stop responding to any further login attempts.

FTP is still working fine if I left it open It let the ftp client to connect but Linux server is not allowing login by any user

It gives an error 'Could not update ICEAuthority file /var/www/html//.ICEauthority'

and when i click close then next message is :
'There is problem with the configuration server
(/usr/libexec/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)'

PLEASE TELL me is there any way i can undo? Is there any way i can go directly to shell and remove those users and re-add some new users in the default way - I believe if I can add one new user with default directory /home/user I will be able to login

After this is resolve still I will need to search how we can add FTP users and take them to the directory /var/www/html

Thanks for reading.
Old 01-06-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Login as root directly and fix it that way, or boot a livecd and mount the drives and fix it that way.
Old 02-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #3
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same issue as sinnans

I have the same problem with logging in. I can go to another console and become root, but what am I supposed to do to fix the problem? I was changing user accounts before the issue and when I logged back in I get these messages. Please let me know how to fix this or at least get all my stored passwords and bookmarks out.
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This is generally a permissions problem. Check that the file in the user's home directory has correct ownership and permissions rw-r--r--. Also check .drmc for the same.
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I didn't know what to do from the command line, so I created another user that could login and use the GUI. Then I just changed the home directory file name and I was able to log back in with the accounts that did not work at first. I don't know what the problem was, but now it's fixed. Thanks.


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