Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Sun Apr 23 18:19:53 UTC 2006

Hello Richard,

Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a text-only console. You can always login 
from those. Try to fix the permissions of ~/.dmrc or just remove the 
file entirely. Type 'df' to see how much space you've used up. And use 
the 'du -sh' command to figure out what's taking up all the space. Start 
with "du -sh /*" and go from there.

Hope that helps.


Richard Barmann wrote:
> I am using KDE 3.5 and Ubuntu 5.10 (Kubuntu). About 10 days ago my
> system would not let me log in. I know I am using the correcy password.
> I have been trying to fix this problem because my Banking, (Kmymoney)
> Company Invoices (OpenOffice) and Contcts (Kmail) Genealogy, and web
> pages in Quanta are locked in there. When I try to log in I get 
> ---Your $Home/.dmrc file has incorrect permissions. This prevents the
> default session and language from being saved. Files need to be owned by
> user and have 644 permision. ---
> then a window that states
> ---GDM could not write to your authorization file. You are either out of
> disc space or home directory could not be opened. Not possible to log
> in---
> I booted using the recovery mode and with the command line I removed
> some unnecessary files to lower the disc usage. I still cannot log in. I
> am using a live ubuntu cd to send this Email but it will not let me
> reach my existing files.If I could open them I could burn the data I
> need and reinstall. I am afraid if I reinstall I will lose all my data.
> and contacts. 
> I also, from the command line, changed the permissions of the .dmrc file
> but that did not help. Please help if you can as I have run out of
> options.
> Thank You.

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