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  1. #11
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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    I tried all methods presented by the generous members of this list, but with no good fortune. I hope someone will find it useful.
    Use a Ubuntu live distribution CD to reach a command-line terminal. First check that your $HOME directory (/home/username) has appropriate permissions, and that all directories can be examined with the "ls" command.
    Then use
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove nautilus
    and remove any nautilus files and folders which might remain in $HOME. Also remove .ICEauthority from /var/lib/gdm (if it exists). Then you can reboot with
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
    and on restart, get to the CLI and use
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nautilus
    sudo shutdown -r now
    and remove the CD from its drive. On reboot, I can only hope that you have the same luck as me, and arrive safely at your usual login form.
    Thanks to all, and best wishes,
    Phil

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    I have had the same problem twice, both times after updating (currently running 64bit Karmic).

    Tried various solutions on the net, but this is the only one that worked for me:

    Open a terminal and run:

    sudo chown -R user:user /home/user/.*
    Where user is your user_name. This should change ownership of all the hidden files and directories in your home directory to: user:user, as they should be.

    This comes courtesy of tommcd over at this post on LinuxQuestions.org

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcritchie View Post
    I have had the same problem twice, both times after updating (currently running 64bit Karmic).

    Tried various solutions on the net, but this is the only one that worked for me:

    Open a terminal and run:



    Where user is your user_name. This should change ownership of all the hidden files and directories in your home directory to: user:user, as they should be.

    This comes courtesy of tommcd over at this post on LinuxQuestions.org
    I was having this same issue and it killed my sound on Lucid. This right here did the trick. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    sudo chown -R user:user /home/user/.*
    (Where user is your username)

    mjcritchie solution worked for me too. The ICEauthority problem occurred after installing Veetle Player as root in the next reboot.

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcritchie View Post
    I have had the same problem twice, both times after updating (currently running 64bit Karmic).

    Tried various solutions on the net, but this is the only one that worked for me:

    Open a terminal and run:

    Code:
    sudo chown -R user:user /home/user/.*
    Where user is your user_name. This should change ownership of all the hidden files and directories in your home directory to: user:user, as they should be.

    This comes courtesy of tommcd over at this post on LinuxQuestions.org
    I had the same issues as suprman2020 and kuric; I installed the Veetle Player to stream online video and on the next restart I got the .ICEauthority error and no sound. Upon running the command provided by mjcritchie and logging out and back in again, the .ICEauthority error was gone and the volume tray icon reappeared, however I still had no sound. Restarting gave me sound back and now everything functions normally.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcritchie View Post
    I have had the same problem twice, both times after updating (currently running 64bit Karmic).

    Tried various solutions on the net, but this is the only one that worked for me:

    Open a terminal and run:



    Where user is your user_name. This should change ownership of all the hidden files and directories in your home directory to: user:user, as they should be.

    This comes courtesy of tommcd over at this post on LinuxQuestions.org

    THANK YOU! This one fixed it for me.

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    I had the same problen and the last fix worked for me. I think this started after an update. Also had trouble with Evolution and CouchDB which I had not seen before. Thank you for the help.

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    This fix helped my situation as well on 32-bit Lucid. Mine wasn't so terminal. I only received the error upon logging in. I actually didn't even have a .ICEauthority file or folder in my home directory. Once I issued the command, I restarted and did not receive the error message. I wasn't experiencing any problems, just that one pesky message on login.

    ps. now I do have a .ICE authority file in my home folder. I can't open it to see what is inside. gedit isn't compatible with it's contents.

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    This worked for me too:

    sudo chown -R user:user /home/user/.*
    thnx

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    Re: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/test/.ICEauthority

    I tried the fix you mentioned above and got the following error:

    chown: cannot access `/home/scott/./.gvfs': Permission denied
    chown: cannot access `/home/scott/.gvfs': Permission denied

    However, upon reboot it worked JUST FINE !!! Thank you for your advice!

    sudo chown -R scott:scott /home/scott/.* sure did the trick for me.



    Scott Wright
    Last edited by swright007; September 29th, 2010 at 12:44 AM. Reason: added more detail

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