Unable to log on

Matthew Voss matthew.lns1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 00:34:41 UTC 2007

I had the exact same problem. Is your disk full? That was my problem. It
could also be that your home folders are not owned by you. Use chown to
correct this problem. You will be able to log in in terminal using

On 8/17/07, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> 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.
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