Your session only lasted 10 seconds

Paul O'Malley ompaul at
Mon Jun 20 22:37:10 BST 2005

Ubuntu Warrior wrote:

>I was logged in as a user with sudo permissions, not root, but don't see
>how this would affect things. Lots of discussion around on the net about
>the purpose of the /etc/environment file which leads me to believe that
>this is sort of non-standard Linux.

Recently I had such an issue. I don't know how I created it so reporting
it as a bug was not on.
However this is what I did to restore my sanity.
Logged into a terminal.
- to do this I used the following
    -- Ctrl+Alt+F2  (at the same time)
    -- logged in using - username password
    -- ls -al .IC*
What I got in return surprised me
-rw-------  1 root root 515 2005-06-20 20:50 .ICEauthority
    -- sudo -s
       -- gave the root password
    -- rm .ICEauthority

Then I exited,
    -- Ctrl+Alt+F2
    logged in and happy to log in and out since.

Hope this is of some use.


Paul O'Malley

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