Unable to log on

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Fri Aug 17 21:22:54 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 12:47 -0400, Mike Leech wrote:
> I am unable to log on to Ubuntu desktop.
>     "GDM could not write to your authorization file. This could mean 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 
> you system administrator."

Try booting into single-user mode (select "safe mode" from the GRUB
menu); that should drop you into a root console from where you can
inspect the damage and/or make more space.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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