[Sorted] Can't update ICEauthority or open Gimp

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[Sorted] Can't update ICEauthority or open Gimp

Post by jbh911 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:31 pm

Have installed Linux Mint 19.1 Mate 64 bit. On booting the 1st screen appearance after the panel is installed is the message:

Could not update ICEauthority file /home/johnb/.ICEauthority

Closing that message - everything appears OK. However on opening Gimp I get:

It appears that you are using GIMP for the first time. GIMP will now create a folder named '/home/johnb/.gimp-2.8' and copy some files to it.

Creating folder '/home/johnb/.gimp-2.8'...
Cannot create folder '/home/johnb/.gimp-2.8': Permission denied

Suggestion to help sort this out would be appreciated. :)
Last edited by jbh911 on Sun May 05, 2019 11:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Can't update ICEauthority or open Gimp

Post by WharfRat » Sun May 05, 2019 9:22 pm

Can you open a terminal and paste back the results of the following:

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df -h
ls -lhd ~
ls -lh ~/.ICEauthority
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Re: Can't update ICEauthority or open Gimp

Post by jbh911 » Sun May 05, 2019 10:05 pm

Thanks WharfRat
$ df -h output

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johnb@johnb-desktop:~$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            965M     0  965M   0% /dev
tmpfs           200M  1.3M  198M   1% /run
/dev/sda1        21G  7.1G   13G  36% /
tmpfs           996M   49M  948M   5% /dev/shm
tmpfs           5.0M  4.0K  5.0M   1% /run/lock
tmpfs           996M     0  996M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda3        73G   44G   25G  64% /home
tmpfs           200M   20K  200M   1% /run/user/1000
johnb@johnb-desktop:~$ ls -1hd ~
/home/johnb
johnb@johnb-desktop:~$ ls -1h ~/.ICEauthority
/home/johnb/.ICEauthority
:)
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Re: Can't update ICEauthority or open Gimp

Post by thx-1138 » Sun May 05, 2019 10:34 pm

...it's all l (as small L) in the ls commands above, but it looks like you've accidentally used 1 instead above...
Try sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME, such will make sure that permissions are set correctly.
Copy/paste the command to avoid typo errors.

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Re: [Sorted] Can't update ICEauthority or open Gimp

Post by jbh911 » Sun May 05, 2019 11:24 pm

Thanks again WhalfRat, that sorted everything out. :D

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