Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fixing "Could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority"

You'll see this when Ubuntu just finished booting and you're about to login to your account.


Simple, just open the terminal and type this:

sudo chown -R gdm: /var/lib/gdm


then restart :)



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5 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot..it worked for me :)

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  2. yes it worked for me too on OpenSuSE 11.4

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  3. Hi,

    It didn't work for me.
    Instead it gave me an error like
    "chown: missing operand after gdm:/var/lib/gdm"

    Actually I don't have a folder gdm in my /var/lib/.

    Any help would be appreciated

    -Abhinay

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  4. nether do I and I have the same problem

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