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Re: Can't access username

From: Rick Stevens <ricks_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 13 2011 - 18:01:19 GMT
To: am497@CyberMesa.com, Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10/13/2011 09:42 AM, Bill Kuns wrote:
> I've installed Fedora 15 four times. The same thing happens.
> When I try to log on to username, I get a message:
> Could not update /home/username/.ICEauthority
> What am I doing wrong?

Possibly nothing. Check the ownership and permissions of your home
directory. "username") should own it and have rwx permissions:

        [rick@prophead ~]$ ls -ld ~rick
        drwx------ 102 rick rick 12288 Oct 10 18:30 /home/rick

If not, as root, change the permissions and delete the
~username/.ICEauthority file:

        sudo chown username ~/username
        sudo chmod u+rwx ~/username
        sudo rm -f ~/username/.ICEauthority

Then log out. When you log in again as username, the file should be
recreated. This has been reported on Ubuntu and several other distros
and whatever caused it may have crept into Fedora somehow.

It appears to be something from an upstream package that Fedora also
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