X ICE error when logging in

David M. Carney carney1979 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 02:26:55 GMT 2005

On Thursday 24 November 2005 08:52 pm, Brian Walker wrote:
> Can anyone explain what exactly is going on?
> On 7/19/05, Vicky <shriked at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just try renaming .ICEauthority to .ICEauthority.bak( using either the
> > recovery mode or failsafe
> > terminal ..or press Ctrl+Alt+F2 and logon). Some people have had
> > problems with .ICEauthority and this is at best a temporary fix. Try
> > it out and let us know.
> I had upgraded to Breezy, and all was working well. I received a notice
> about a kernel upgrade, and it would take effect after a reboot. Some days
> later after finishing urgent things, I did eventually reboot.
> On completing the spashscreen formalities, and logging in with name and
> password, I was booted out with the message to check the .xsesson error
> file. It contained references to .ICExxx files (details forgotten)
> Now - I had not installed icewm before on this system, so I was puzzzled as
> to why gdm should refer me to icewm in the configuration file. Does anyone
> know why?
> My solution - I installed icewm and all relevant dependancies from the root
> terminal. Rebooted into icewm and all is well. Now I want to track down
> exactly WHAT happend to my system and WHY. Can anyone shed some light?
> Brian

Whenever I have this problem, I just delete my ~/.ICEauthority file and all is 
well in the world again.

No need to install icewm.


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