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<SOLVED> Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:11 pm

I'm getting following error messages in dialog boxes on linux mint 14 MATE 64bit OS login:

1.
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/chris/.ICEauthority

2.
There is a problem with the configuration server.
(/usr/lib/MateConf/mateconf-sanity-check-2 exited with
status 256)

3.
The panel encountered a problem
while loading
"OAFIID:MATE_mintMenu".

4.
Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?

5.
The path for the directory containing caja settings
need read and write permissions: /home/chris/.config/
caja


When I installed desktop & icon themes, gparted & disc manager programs via software manager and after that when I rebooted, the above errors occured.
When I gave ok for all those messages, linux mint desktop will be seen, But there is no mint menu & the icons are not seen in the desktop.
I have two panels but only one Mint menu.

Each time the same problem occurred, I was in a situation to format and re-install OS around 3 times.

I wont like to continue in MATE edition.
I've downloaded Cinnamon version. I'm ready to format HD again and install Linux Mint Cinnamon OS. What all precautions should I take during re-installation to avoid above problem again?


My linux partition is 9.54GB size (out of that, 5.2GB is now free)
and linux-swap is 6.22GB.

Partition1: Windows MBR------ 105MB(sda1) NTFS
Partition2: Windows7 OS--------- 54GB(sda2) NTFS
Partition3: data1--------------------- 53GB(sda3) NTFS
Partition4: data2--------------------- 105GB(sda5) NTFS
Partition5: data3--------------------- 263GB(sda6) NTFS
Partition6: linux OS------------------ 10GB(sda7) ext4 --->(5.2GB is free)
Partition7: linux-swap-------------- 6.7GB(sda8)


Partition1-3 > PRIMARY
Partition4-7 > LOGICAL

System conf:

intel core i3 | 64-bit | 4GB RAM
other OS: Windows 7

As I'm a beginner in Linux, please give a simple solution. One more doubt..In my system will cinnamon OS make the same problem??

Anyone please help me..............

Regards,
Praveen Prathap
India
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby WharfRat on Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:44 am

iinnet007,

These two messages:
1.
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/chris/.ICEauthority

5.
The path for the directory containing caja settings
need read and write permissions: /home/chris/.config/
caja

indicate some sort of a permission problem preventing access/updating.

Open the terminal application and enter the following - you can copy and paste them
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sudo -i

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cd /home/chris

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chmod 0755 .config/

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chmod 0600  .ICEauthority

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find /home/chris  ! -user   chris -exec chown chris:chris '{}' \;

After this you can reboot and your desktop should start normally.

Good luck :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:48 am

Thanks for ur reply..
ok, but there is no Mint Menu in my desktop. Then how I will enter terminal?

Also I have specified in that post, I'm not interested to continue in Linux MINT. I downloaded Cinnamon OS and DVD is ready with me.
So, before installing Cinnamon OS, what precautions should I take to avoid the above problems(error messages in the post). If not, above problems will occur again!
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby WharfRat on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:57 am

iinnet007 wrote:Thanks for ur reply..
ok, but there is no Mint Menu in my desktop. Then how I will enter terminal?

Also I have specified in that post, I'm not interested to continue in Linux MINT. I downloaded Cinnamon OS and DVD is ready with me.
So, before installing Cinnamon OS, what precautions should I take to avoid the above problems(error messages in the post). If not, above problems will occur again!

If you intend to replace your installation then don't bother trying to fix this one. I can't explain what caused your permission problem, I was just working from the messages.

You shouldn't have any permission problems with a fresh install.

Good luck :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:23 pm

:D
sir.. I mean..
I experienced the same with earlier installation. This is my 3rd fresh installation!!
After each installation when I installed some softwares specified in that post, and then rebooted, I got those errors.

So what should I do?? :oops:

One thing..
sudo -i worked..
But the second one, cd /home/chris didnt work!
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby WharfRat on Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:52 pm

iinnet007,

What that indicates is you don't even have a /home. That makes sense as far as the errors go, but if you just did a new install that doesn't make sense.

Are you doing the automatic installation or are you choosing the mount points for '/' , swap and /home :?:

Either way shouldn't matter, you should end up with a /home folder if you did it correctly :?
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:26 am

Sir,

I usually install by going to Boot Options(press F12) and then selecting boot device as DVD.

1. selected mount point as '/' for linux mint partition
2. selected partition for swap area.
3. Selected boot loader location
4. clicked install now(pls refer attached photo)
5. Then I gave option to encrypt home folder

For more information, pls refer partition details in my first message I posted.

What modification should I do in the above steps for correct installation??
There is a home folder located in file system[Partition6: linux OS------------------ 10GB(sda7) ext4 --->(5.2GB is free)]
You mean its not sufficient? Where should I create /home folder??
Can you tell me the additional steps?

Regards,
Praveen Prathap
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby WharfRat on Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:01 pm

iinnet007,

I don't see where you're doing anything wrong.

iinnet007 wrote:There is a home folder located in file system[Partition6: linux OS------------------ 10GB(sda7) ext4 --->(5.2GB is free)]


Then that should be sufficient.

I don't encrypt the home folder like you chose to do, but I don't think that should cause a problem.

Try installing without encrypting /home and see what happens. You can always encrypt it after installation if you need to.
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:06 am

ok,

but if the problem persists even after re-installation, what will I do? :(
I've already formatted this laptop 4 times since I bought !!this in 2013 March!!

is this problem happening as there is only 10GB space for linux :?:
or should /home location be changed :?:
or any hardware issue :?:

Now I'm running laptop on Live DVD :oops:
No other solution?? Please help me...
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Postby iinnet007 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:46 pm

I didnt get a satisfactory solution since I posted the question 2 weeks ago..
Even I bumped the topic since last response. Is there any other way to solve my issue?
What should be the next step?
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby WharfRat on Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:29 pm

iinnet007,

It seems like you have the same problem as this poster had. It's now fixed.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=143145&p=756392#p756389
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:48 am

Sorry..

I am unable to even copy that command and paste to the terminal!! I have already mentioned that I cannot access MINT MENU.
So from where I will copy and how I will open terminal? :evil:

I need a solution to HOW TO AVOID ABOVE PROBLEM after installation of CInnamon version!
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Re: Linux Mint MATE 64bit OS Desktop not loading

Postby iinnet007 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Problem might be due to encryption of home folder while mint installation. So don't encrypt home folder.

To Create another user without encryption,
Press Ctrl Alt F2 on the login screen, Terminal will be opened. -> login and make a new user.

sudo useradd -m username -s /bin/bash <--your current username
sudo passwd username <---new username & its password

Type 'logout' to exit screen

After that, if you load to linux mate normally you will see all those error messages. After you press ok for last error message, From the desktop, press Ctrl+Alt+F2.
In the terminal, If asked, login using new username and password. Then just type startx -- :2
You can then load to your old linux desktop.

I got this trick from viewtopic.php?f=46&t=109522 when I searched that last error message in Google.

Cool :mrgreen:
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