Tried to setup SSH on my new Oneiric site only to find the often reported "Can't update .ICEauthority" message the next day. Have attempted to follow a lot of the workarounds on this and other forums but no luck, now I seem to have lost access to my /home directory, whenever I enter my p/w to the 'login' screen it comes up with some text which swiftly disappears and goes back to the login. Have tried to change permissions to the /home directory, the .ICEauthority file (and have since deleted this)
Would anyone fancy walking me through a repair? (I don't want to reinstall and can't connect to the web (APT) as I have a proxy installed)

Any help would be gratefully received and would definitely help me understand the CLI.