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Old 01-16-2011, 06:43 AM
Nolan
 
Default Lucid: "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/kevin/.ICEauthority

On 01/03/2011 09:17 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:


I've got a system that seems to have stopped being so healthy around
last November.* It's still useable, but there's a nuisance factor.



It's running Lucid.* When running my main user, I get the message from
the Subject line, but I can click "close" and login proceeds normally.*
I get a usable desktop, too (I'm* composing this on it).



I've seen other complaints of the same general kind, but always
different in one of these things:

1) My login completes

2) My .ICEauthority is already owned by my user's UID and GID,
permissions 0600.

3) My home directory is already permissions 0755 (though I don't
actually like that setup; I'd much prefer 0700).



I do not know what this file is for, but renaming it to something else
doesn't help either, so I renamed it back.



Any clues out there?



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ping Kevin



Did you ever solve this problem?



Nolan





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Old 01-17-2011, 03:04 PM
"Kevin O'Gorman"
 
Default Lucid: "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/kevin/.ICEauthority

No. *And I've been noticing the same thing on some of the machines at the Universitywhere I teach, at least for some users.

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Nolan <4030man@gmail.com> wrote:








On 01/03/2011 09:17 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:


I've got a system that seems to have stopped being so healthy around
last November.* It's still useable, but there's a nuisance factor.



It's running Lucid.* When running my main user, I get the message from
the Subject line, but I can click "close" and login proceeds normally.*
I get a usable desktop, too (I'm* composing this on it).



I've seen other complaints of the same general kind, but always
different in one of these things:

1) My login completes

2) My .ICEauthority is already owned by my user's UID and GID,
permissions 0600.

3) My home directory is already permissions 0755 (though I don't
actually like that setup; I'd much prefer 0700).



I do not know what this file is for, but renaming it to something else
doesn't help either, so I renamed it back.



Any clues out there?



--

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD


ping Kevin



Did you ever solve this problem?



Nolan






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Old 01-19-2011, 06:50 PM
NoOp
 
Default Lucid: "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/kevin/.ICEauthority

On 01/03/2011 09:17 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I've got a system that seems to have stopped being so healthy around last
> November. It's still useable, but there's a nuisance factor.
>
> It's running Lucid. When running my main user, I get the message from the
> Subject line, but I can click "close" and login proceeds normally. I get a
> usable desktop, too (I'm composing this on it).
>
> I've seen other complaints of the same general kind, but always different in
> one of these things:
> 1) My login completes
> 2) My .ICEauthority is already owned by my user's UID and GID, permissions
> 0600.
> 3) My home directory is already permissions 0755 (though I don't actually
> like that setup; I'd much prefer 0700).
>
> I do not know what this file is for, but renaming it to something else
> doesn't help either, so I renamed it back.

When you renamed it, did you then reboot? If so, then .ICEauthority will
have been recreated on the next login (with proper 0600 permissions).
But appears that you've already set the file with the proper
owner/group/permissions.

Do you use sudo commands for graphical applications such as:

$ sudo gedit
$ sudo nautilus

etc? If so, you should be using gksudo instead; see:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/graphicalsudo
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

Given that your .ICEauthority file is properly set (you might try
renaming, rebooting & let it recreate itself so that the magic cookies
get reset properly in the process - use gvim to look at the file & you
will see what I am referring to), then it is most likely a
permissions/ownership problem with another file in your /home/
folder(s). Have a look to see if any of your /home/folders are owned by
root or some other:

$ ls -al /home/kevin

If so, modify accordingly, or you could try:

$ cd /home; chown -R kevin ./kevin

and then reboot to see if that resolves the problem. Note: you should
get an error msg that changing ownership of .gvfs is not implemented.
That is because .gvfs is 0500 (dr-x------) & the msg is normal.




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