View Full Version : [ubuntu] Encrypted Home Drive Help

August 25th, 2010, 02:42 PM
During the OS setup process I chose to have my home drive encrypted (I figured extra security, why not?) Only after the fact did I realize that this prevents the ability for an automatic log on.

To make a long story short I tried to de-encrypt my home drive and I am now receiving the following two error messages when I log into gnome:

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

followed by:

There is a problem with the configuration service. (usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 ended with state 256)

I tried to do the following as described in this thread:

from recovery mode, dropped into root shell:

chown dqadmin:dqadmin /home/dqadmin/.ICEauthority
chmod 644 /home/dqadmin/.ICEauthority

However this did not work for me. I hope someone out there has a fix for me. :o

August 28th, 2010, 03:28 AM
Due to my work's security requirements I had to have my hard drive encrypted. I got the same error you got when I changed my system password. These are the steps I took to fix my machine.

CTL + ALT + F1 (or open a terminal instead of Gnome)
ecryptfs-mount-private (to log into my encrypted hard drive)
ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase wrapped-passphrase (to reset my password)

I hope this helps you out.