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Old 12-12-2006, 09:54 PM   #1
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.ICEauthority


I can't login to my user account because I do not have write access to .ICEauthority. Well after some research I see if you delete the file and relogin, it recreates the file with correct permissions. However, I can't delete the file. I even use root and I still get permission denied. Any help deleting this file?
 
Old 12-12-2006, 11:13 PM   #2
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chmod 666 .ICEauthority
then delete it.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 12:31 AM   #3
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I get permission denied when I try it as both my user account and as root.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 03:03 AM   #4
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why do you want to delete it?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 07:00 AM   #5
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When I log into KDE, I get the message "no write access to .ICEauthority". I did research and found the solution to the probelm is to delete and relogin. This recreates the file with correct permissions.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 07:15 AM   #6
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what are the perms of the file now?
is your fs mounted ro?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 09:03 AM   #7
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As of right now I can't view the file using ls -a -l. So I don't know the current permissions. I tired to change owners but I get permissing denied even when using root.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 07:28 PM   #8
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what are the permissions of the directory you are in?

You might not be able to modify the directory.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 07:36 PM   #9
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What are the last lines of your syslog? This could be a symptom of bigger issues.

Last edited by tuxdev; 12-13-2006 at 07:38 PM.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 07:21 AM   #10
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Try chown root:root .ICEauthority as root and then remove it. I remember a post from some time ago about a similar problem where the person couldn't delete or alter a file-even as root. He asked: What do I have to do, login as Jehovah?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 10:45 AM   #11
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I will give that a try and post results.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 10:24 PM   #12
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good idea. Maybe I'll make a user named Jehovah on my system. :-)
 
Old 12-15-2006, 12:06 AM   #13
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root@slack:/home/brian# chown root:root .ICEauthority
chown: cannot access `.ICEauthority': Permission denied

No luck!
 
Old 12-15-2006, 09:56 AM   #14
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I agree with tuxdev:
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What are the last lines of your syslog? This could be a symptom of bigger issues.
Your system and messages log files will mention if your drive/partition was mounted as read-only instead of rw, and might even mention why. That should be your next step. In fact, it should've been a much earlier step when root is unable to delete a file.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 12:31 AM   #15
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How can I tell if my drive/partition is mounted read-only or rw?
 
  


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