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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    i have the same problem, all start when change mi password user and resolved login in shell at root an change back the same password if some one know how i change mi pass and dont have this problem i appreciate they tell me ubuntu 11.4 natty and my folder home is encrypted

    sorry by the grammatical but the english is not my language

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    To change a password using the command line:

    Code:
    sudo passwd username

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    The only thing that resolved this issue in my Ubuntu 11.04 login was to go to console (typing Ctrl-Alt-F2 for example), logging in as root or your own user, and installing:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-session
    or as root:
    apt-get install gnome-session

    This installed gnome-session and gnome-session-common and resolved this issue completely.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    Here is the fix people (at least for me in Ubuntu 11.04)

    1) Go to Ubuntu Software Center
    2) Search for 'Gnome-session manager'
    3) Remove the package
    4) Re-install the package
    5) Reboot
    6)

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    There is no need to install and cut over to a different window manager ...

    SOLUTION - Use a different userid which has admin power (sudo).
    First logout of your account which has the ICEauthority file error,
    then login using that different loginid which has sudo power and issue:

    sudo chown XXXX:XXXX /home/XXXX/.ICEauthority
    sudo chmod 644 /home/XXXX/.ICEauthority

    where XXXX is your loginid which has the ICEauthority file error message.
    This works fine for me when I had that error.

    enjoy - Scott Stensland

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    Tell u what, don't install gnome 3 on ubuntu 11.04, it doesn't support it, i have installed gnome 3 on 11.04, it sowing problem like failed to load session "gnome-fallback" with logout option, you cannot even login with gnome, you'll have to work with unity interface that sucks. use gnome classic view..

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    First I will describe the circumstances which led me to this error and then provide the solution.

    I am using Ubuntu 11.04 Classic theme, went into System -> Administration -> Users and Groups.

    Within Users and Groups I checked a box that allowed me to login without providing a password. This turns out to be a problem if your file system is encrypted, as your password is used to authenticate a session and decrypt the file system.

    And here is the solution I came across, after many unsuccessful attempts using the other solutions found on this forum:

    --Before you log in, hit ctrl+alt+f1
    --enter your username
    --enter your password
    --hit ctrl+alt+f7
    --it should now say that you are already logged in, marked by a green checkmark where your username is displayed in the login box
    --login and hopefully you will be able to use the graphical interface to make the necessary changes.

    --GOOD LUCK--

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    My system crashed during an upgrade to Natty Narwhal. It refused to try to fix that, but instead wanted to go straight to Oneiric Ocelot. I crossed my fingers, having little other choice. Amazingly, it seemed to do the full upgrade. But then I found that I had this thread's issue.

    I tried many of the suggested owner:group and permission fixes, but none had any effect. I couldn't get into Gnome, but I had SSH access, so I could make changes from there. The final fix for me was:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lxde
    Then reboot (it went to lxde), and log in to Gnome to verify that it was working. Then because I didn't need it:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove lxde
    That's all, and everything is fine now.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    First of all I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and I found the same error when I tried to login into my machine today. I have found a workaround for that. Here how it works:

    Pressed CTRL+ALT+F1 to logging into another terminal. Then checked who is the owner of my logged in user.

    # ls -l /home

    I've found my user is owned by 'root'. Just execute the following command to change the owner and group to the desired user:

    # sudo chown user:user /home/user

    Then pressed CTRL+ALT+F7 to go back to the Graphical User Mode and provided the password for the user. And this time I was able to logging into the machine.

    Hope this may help someone for the same problem. Thanks.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Gnome Shell "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user/.ICEautho

    SOLVED this way:

    1. move the file '.ICEAuthority' somewhere in my own folders and applied property for my own owner +Read,Write,eXecute

    2. with Nautilus set "Properties" of my /home/username directory to read-write-eXecute

    3. copied back '.ICEAuthity' to my home dir

    4. logged out and in


    I GUESS that problem went out from my new fresh installation of Natty on my second disk partition (were was Oneiric), knowing that my /HOME has always been on the 4th, eXtended, disk partition, thus independent of OS installations.

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