View Full Version : [gnome] cannot find user desktop

February 9th, 2011, 10:55 PM
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?



February 11th, 2011, 02:27 AM
That's just a wild guess, but check who is the owner of "~/.ICEauthority", it should be yourself, otherwise change it.

ls -al ~/.ICEauthority
sudo chown USERNAME.USERNAME ~/.ICEauthority