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Thread: cannot find user desktop

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
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    North Germany
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    3
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    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    cannot find user desktop

    After a total hangup while downloading a largeish jpg, my desktop doesnt show any icons and both monitors show the same. Other users have same problem. When I try to reactivate the two-monitor setting, I get the message: "The monitor configuration could not be saved. Error executing command as anther user. no authentication agent found" (or words to that effect - my messages are in german). the thing that puzzles me is that the correct desktop background is shown - so not all settings are lost.
    can anyone help?
    is this a common fault?
    or whewe are these configurations stored?

    tia

    ernst

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
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    4,534
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: cannot find user desktop

    That's just a wild guess, but check who is the owner of "~/.ICEauthority", it should be yourself, otherwise change it.
    Code:
    ls -al ~/.ICEauthority
    Code:
    sudo chown USERNAME.USERNAME ~/.ICEauthority

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