Cannot logon as user
robitaille at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 07:37:28 UTC 2005
On 01/06/05, Vicky <shriked at gmail.com> wrote:
> I cannot login to either Gnome or KDE (or even IceWM) and i keep
> getting this error message as soon as I login.
> "GDM could not write to your authorization file. This could mean that you
> are out of disk space or that your home directory could not be opened for
> writing. In any case, it is not possible to log in. Please contact your
> system administrator"
> However, I can login and use the computer with no problems as Root.
> Any suggestions or things that I can try out?
I would guess your .Xauthority file is not owned by you anymore, but
by root. For example, mine on my machine is owned by my username:
$ ls -l /home/daniel/.Xauthority
-rw------- 1 daniel daniel 215 2005-05-31 20:13 /home/daniel/.Xauthority
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