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cant log in!

Postby jlsail on Thu May 17, 2012 3:43 am

Hi
On my wifes asus netbook the battery went dead while the computer was in sleep mode. Now she cant log in. After the password is put in after a few seconds a window with the text "could not update ICEauthority file /home/lise/.ICEauthority" and the only option is the button Log Out. what to do? the computer is running LMDE updated to pack 4

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Re: cant log in!

Postby cecar on Thu May 17, 2012 4:18 am

1. At the login screen, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to the console.

2. Log in there.

3. Check if ".ICEauthority" is owned by you:
Code:
ls -al .ICEauthority
4. If it isn't (but possibly by root), change it to you:
Code:
sudo chown lise:lise .ICEauthority
5. Switch back to the login screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7 or F8

6. Try again to log in.
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Re: cant log in!

Postby jlsail on Thu May 17, 2012 4:46 am

Thanks for quick response!
It lookes like lise is the owner, the ls command gives -rw-------1 lise 22212 May 16 09:34 .ICEauthority.
Tried to run the chown command but still stops at the same window.

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Re: cant log in!

Postby äxl on Sun May 20, 2012 7:32 pm

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Re: cant log in!

Postby breaker on Sun May 27, 2012 8:27 am

Lame, and unhelpful. Also, BING? Please.
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/
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