I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity as the default desktop environment, but I wanted Gnome 3 instead. So the installation of Gnome 3 and Gnome Shell went through, and I'm presented with a nice "gnomeish" gdm, but when I type my user password and try to log in all I get is this:
Code: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/pontus/.ICEauthority And all I can click is a button that logs me out.
I've tried from the terminal to change owner and rights and I've even tried to delete the file, but I still get this dialog every time I log in.
I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto my system and have been getting an error message right after i enter my password to login "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/jimmy/.ICEauthority" I can close this and everything seems to work fine. I have no idea as to why i get this error and how do i get rid of it. I tried using one of the suggestions and entered the command
sudo chown jimmy:jimmy .ICEauthority
got an input/output error for this I've checked the permissions using the following command
ls -l home/jimmy/.ICEauthority
got the following output
-rw------- 1 jimmy jimmy 0 2010-12-18 22:55 /home/jimmy/.ICEauthority
I have installed 9.10 on a Dell laptop internal drive.My problem is that I am getting the error:
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/holocene/.ICEauthority then after hitting enter I get:
There is a problem with the configuration server. (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)
How do I get this user and files functioning again?
What I did:
1. Installed ubuntu
2. got wireless/mail/other things working and used them for a couple days.
3. Decided my password was too short (insecure) and changed it. I used the GUI tool on the admin screen called Users, I think it is called.
4. restarted my laptop later, and got these messages.
I have googled extensively about this error, and it seems there is no good explanation as to how to get my user "holocene" back as a functioning user account. I have been able to setup another user using the recovery console but this is not a satisfying compromise.
2.Could not update ICEauthority file /home/superuser/.ICEauthority3.there is a problem with configuration server.(/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256).nautilus could not create the following required folders./home/superuser/desktop,/home/superuser/.nautilus. *before running nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that nautilius can create them*5.GConf error: no database available to save your configuration: Unable to store a value at key '/apps/nautilus/preferences/clutter_Test: As the configuration server has no writable databases. There are some common causes of this problem: then the long list I am on my mobile phone..
First I would like to say I learned my lesson by being high on curosity! I believe I was goofing around with systems-users-advance systems and one of the drop downs I submitted root. Proceeding this path it lead me to a tricky question about transfering old files to a new home or something, but it will also delete the old files on my old home idk maybe two gconf ( read the username)
I am setting up a freeipa2 server (both fedora 15), and I was able to get the ipa-client-install to work perfectly (as far as I know) by yum excluding libcurl and curl. If I run kinit brad, I can authenticate and that works aswell.
But when I want to login as me through gdm, I get "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/brad/.ICEauthority" granted the home folders do not exist as this would be my first ever login.
I am currently replacing a windows computer lab to fedora, and have got eveything else ready to go.
Can't log into my XFCE desktop like I normaly do. all the sudden I get notified that my xsession lasted less then 10 secondsLooking at the error I can see this:
Unable to access file /home/username/.iceauthority: No such file or directory
Using failsafe I can start a terminal. From terminal I tried to start X
Code: sudo startx Result: Running on desplay:0
So I tried to run this;
Code: sudo startxfce4 And I get up a graphical desktop.
So this is not a critical situation as I easily can use this method to log on, but as there has been something causing this I would like to be able to resolve this nonetheless. Btw it is not the old chmod trick in play here, cause my .iceauthority file is gone alltogheter.
When Ubuntu boots, I get the following message:"Could not update ICEauthority file /home/jim/.ICEauthority" After I dismiss this message, I get "There is a problem with the configuration server.(usr/lib/libgconf-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256" Then the desktop fails to start.
2) Then followed by : "There is a problem with the configuration server. (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status-256)"
3) Then followed by : "Nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/ian/Desktop, /home/ian/.nautilus. Before running Nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them"
1. I have tried changing the permissions of the /home/ian/.ICEautority folder (as here) :-
Code: sudo chown ian:ian /home/ian/.ICEauthority sudo chmod 644 /home/ian/.ICEauthority No luck. (Even tho this thread states it worked!)
I have the following error messages on my computer after I enter my password and boot into gnome: Could not update ICEAuthority file /home/sam/.ICEauthority Then: There is a problem with the configuration server, /usr/lib/libconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 (exited with status 256)
Finally: Nautilus could not create the following required olders: /home/sam/Desktop, /home/sam/.nautilus Before running nautilus, please create these folders or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them. Solutions I've tried: sudo chmod 700 /home/ what to do to repair nautilus and graphically boot into gnome?
I have changed my username in my fedora 11. on the next restart it asks for a login with my new username but when I enter my password it gives a errror "could not update ICE autority file/home/shubhra/ICE authority" when i click ok a next error comes "There is a problem with your configuration server(/usr/libexe/gconfg/sanity)" on clicking OK to this error a the blank screen comes with mouse pointer on it.
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 192.168.1.100 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)'
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
On booting after the change, the new /home is correctly on a separate partition BUT during boot I get a message :
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEauthority
I checked and the ownership and permissions for /home/user/.ICEauthority are correct. The suggested remedy of deleting the file & waiting for it to be recreated doesn't work either. But when I compare other hidden files in the new /home/user directory, quite a few now have their ownership changed to root. & I am unable to connect to my external monitor because of a permission problem (probably connected).
I changed the user name using the User Properties window and rename the home directory with the new user name. Did not change the Group Name. The new name is ResearLab
When I restarted the system I received an error message: Gnote Crash gnote 0.7.3-4.fc14
Following are the messages:
(1) could not update ICE authority file/home/ResearLab/.ICE authority There is a problem with the configuration server
(2) /usr/Libexec/gconf-Sanity-check-2 exited with status 256
(3) Nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/ResearLab/Desktop, /home/ResearLab/.nautilus. Before running nautilus, please create these folders or set permission such that natilus can create them.
A. What did I do wrong? Is it not possible to rename a user in Linux? B. How can I correct this problem? C. Should I have created a new user instead or renaming an existing one? D. Can the primary group be renamed?
We have the same problem but tried his solution to no avail.
Doing a shh would give me an error..
usr/bin/xauth: timeout in locking authority file /var/www/html/felipe/.XauthorityServer sent command exit status 1
When I change SElinux to permissive from enforcing I can login but turning back to enforcing, the problem comes back. I did the following...
[felipe@nimitz ~]$ ls -Z .Xauthority -rw-------. felipe felipe unconfined_ubject_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 .Xauthority [felipe@nimitz ~]$ ls -lZd drwxr-xr-x. felipe apache system_ubject_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0 . [felipe@nimitz ~]$ ps -eZ|grep sshd
I tried to create a new user with the default directory in /home and it work fine.
I've been a Xubuntu/Ubuntu/Lubuntu hobby user for about 18 months now. I started using Linux as a way to revive older computers provide a backup and expand my knowledge of computing. The command line was something new to me but as long as I can find detailed directions on how to do what I want I can usually manage. I set up a Samba server for my home shared network and now I'd like to make the shared drives of that server accessible from outside my network. Via ssh or ftp or some program of the like. I'd like to have it user name and password protected. Configurable user rights would be nice. (read/write/delete/etc) As well as novice user friendly.
My end goal is a server with read/write capability that I will be able to access from work or a friends house or anywhere with an Internet connection and my laptop. I understand about port forwarding and have done so with my home network behind an AT&T U-verse router/modem. I've researched openssh and some ftp setups but they seem like they can be difficult. Now for the questions. Is this task something that can be accomplished without a degree in computer networking? Is there a program(s) that would make this a simpler task? Is this more complex than its worth? How would I go about setting up such a thing?
I am using Slackware 13 x86_4. I have it set so that when I close my lid, it suspends to RAM. When I open my lid, it asks for password, but after I enter it, it freezes. I force KDE down by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace then read the errors. It says:
xauth: error in locking authority file /home/ridwan/.Xauthority rm: cannot remove '/home/ridwan/.serverauth.3457': Read-only file system
When I try to startx again, it says
/usr/bin/startx: line 158: cannot create temp file for here document: Read-only file system /usr/bin/startx: line 174: cannot create temp file for here document: Read-only file system /usr/bin/startx: line 174: cannot create temp file for here document: Read-only file system
It forces me to power off the laptop by holding down the power button. When I try ctrl+alt+delete, I get an error saying "can't execute from /sbin/shutdown/"
I insert a certain cdrom into my DVD drive, the cd is mounted meaning I do can see the cd rom icon on my desktop. The cd rom icon name is the correct label of the cdrom but when I try to open the cdrom it results to be empty.
Then on the same computer I have installed Virtual Box and the Windows 7 image does read the content of the cdrom.
How can I read the content of the cdrom with ubuntu 9.10?
I have downloaded WINE and I have downloaded the WoW install.exe file and all goes good during installation (after i simply double clicked the install.exe file) but about half way through I got an error message that "installer is unable to read file C:/commen files/world of warcraft. I tried teh same thing on Z: and it did the same thing. What can I do to fix this or how else can i download/install WoW? i'm not running windows and linux, just straight up Ubuntu, nothing else.
So when i boot on ubuntu, i get the error "Could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority" When I close the error, it shows the normal login screen, but i cant choose my user because it does not show any user being there. Also, i go to the power menu(the button to restart and shut down at the bottom right) and i click restart, but it does nothing. Im running dual boot with Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7(if thats related)
Every time when I right click the USB drive icon and select "Safely remove drive" I always get this error message
FAILED: No such file or directory even though the icon does disappear from the desk top. I have been ignoring it since the USB drive seems working fine.Now I have a more serious problem. When I tried to copy files onto the USB drive it says "read only file system" and doesn't let me. I tried unplug and plug the USB key but that doesn't help.
I was trying to install freenx on my ubuntu machine and messed up somewhere. Now I cant login to the system. I get these errors Could not update ICEauthority file /home/xbmc/.ICEauthority I tried to login with CTRL-ALT-F2 and putting this command in sudo chown test:test /home/test/.ICEauthority and i get invalid user: 'test:test'
Part 1: Getting error on booting F14 as 'could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm' Clicking 'ok' on it gives other error as 'There is a problem with the configuration server (/usr/libexec/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)
After which login screen comes,after logging 'Alt-F2' is not working even though Keyboard shortcuts shows it configured.Opened terminal from menu,tried entering into su,but it does not accept password at all(always showing incorrect password). this is no pwd prob,pwd is correct,pls dont tell to check it..
Part 2: All this,after doing foll from Ubuntu Partition:
What are the possible problem when Windows access the file from Ubuntu got Read Only even though have a full permission to read, write and execute the file? Ubuntu to Ubuntu accessing the file there is no problem only Windows got a problem.
I am using Ubuntu 9.10. I currently have two users myself and my wife. Yesterday morning when I tried to log in I receive the following messages:
"Could not update ICEauthority file /home/david/.ICEauthority" then "There is a problem with configuration server /usr/lib/libgonf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 with status 256" and finally "Nautilus could not create the following required folder /home/david/Desktop/.nautilius"
I searched the forum and followed some stuff about chmod 755 for the gconf file etc but still have the same problem. My wife can still log in with no problem by the way.
I restore tape backup on my Linux server. At the time of booting the server it cannot able to read the filesystems.
I am getting the following message, Code: Your system appears to have shutdown uncleanly Forcing file system integrity check due to default setting Checking root filesystem fsch.ext3: file system has unsupported features (S) (/) e2fsck: Get a never version of e2fsck! (FAILED) *** An error occurred during the file system check. *** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot *** when you leave the shell. Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue):
I can't access any of the sub-folders or files in my home folder on Ubuntu. I've checked the folder associations, that doesn't seem to be the issue. I've also opened the mimeapps.list file and the inode/directory association seems fine - inode/directory=nautilus-folder-handler.desktop;
I'm running Intrepid (8.10) (please don't ask me to upgrade! ) and the issue started after using Qtpfsgui 1.9.3 a couple of time to create HDR images. I guess Qtpfsgui broke an association somewhere, but where? I can access other folders, on Computer and Filesystem, but not on my home folder.