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  1. #11
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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    I am running Ubuntu 10.04 [gnome] as was getting the same error. I followed some of the aforementioned advice and fixed the issue.

    I opened my terminal and typed:

    sudo chown -R user:user .ICEauthority

    problem solved

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    Talking Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    Quote Originally Posted by syncmasterpt View Post
    Hi!

    The problem is that some KDE application or process was run as root, and so changed the permissions of the folder .ICEauthority to root:root when it should have permissions for your user.

    In my case when logging in, at the KDE splash screen, it stopped at the Globe icon for ever.

    To solve the issue, just let the system boot up, and
    1) Press CTRL-ALT-F1 to go to a text console
    2) logon with your user, let's suppose it is mike
    3) run sudo chown mike:mike .ICEauthority
    4) run sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart

    and you should have the problem solved.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    great ..i got my problem solved . the only difference being that i use Netbook Ubuntu Remix, so had to change the "kdm" in second line with "gdm" as was told.
    so , thanks.

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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    I am running GNOME and got the same message after the login


    All what I did was:

    1. Open terminal
    2. sudo chown user:user .ICEauthority (where user:user is your user name and group)
    3. logout login and all was ok.

    J
    Intel, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS, Oracle V-Box, AMD Ubuntu 8.04 Gnome.

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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    I did the same as Sciezyna in #13 above, and all went well. The reason I'm writing is to say that I believe I caused the problem by running a graphical program, i.e. with a GUI, with sudo, which ended up changing the owner of /home/user/.ICEauthority to root. I'll need to remember to run any GUI program owned by root with gksudo or gksu in order to prevent this from reoccurring.

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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    Quote Originally Posted by syncmasterpt View Post
    run sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart
    .
    Thank you syncmasterpt, worked for me except if one is running gnome, the command required is:

    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart



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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    I have tried all solutions and still get the message "Could not update ICEauthority file" on startup. I changed and confirmed ownership and chmod to 644. Still get the message. This only started happing last night on 12/10/2010 after an update to 10.04

    Help!

    The output of ls -l ~/.ICEauthority is:

    -rwxr--r-- 1 richard richard 231003 2010-12-10 12:21 /home/richard/.ICEauthority

    I actually chmod to 744, hence the -rwx for the user.

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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    Can someone explain to me why i get this error when i initially install Ubuntu for the first time? I use a pretty standard system, hardware wise and not had issues prior to 10.10. I have to say the Ubuntu experience is kinda lacking.

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    Lightbulb Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    Tried all proposals regarding permissions etc to no avail (on a fresh 11.04 64bit install).
    "sudo apt-get install gnome-panel" - FIXED it at once for me.

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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    I have tried all these the last days, but still nothing works for me. Any other suggestions?

    I also have the 'waiting for sound system to respond' problem. I don't know if they are somehow linked together

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    Re: ERROR: could not update ICEauthority file /home/paradox/.ICEauthority?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruha View Post
    Tried all proposals regarding permissions etc to no avail (on a fresh 11.04 64bit install).
    "sudo apt-get install gnome-panel" - FIXED it at once for me.
    Gr8. This worked for me as well. Nothing else worked.

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