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Re: Normal users can't login.. (FIXED)

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I logged in from the console and shutdown kdm, then did...

startx &> startx.out

as expected KDE just sat there and then died. The log file though produced 
errors about ICE authority failing etc...  (I'd thought I tried that...) so I 
went and deleted my users .ICE... file, then restarted kdm, logged in as my 
normal user and BAM! ...  KDE started on it's merry way.  Go figure...

Anyway, thanks to Ray and others who had suggestions for the fix...

The question remains though, what would have caused this?


On Tuesday 17 December 2002 16:59, Ray Dougharty wrote:
> Can you log in to a console as a regular user and then run "startx".
> Maybe this would give some information if it does not work.
> Ray
> Corey Kovacs wrote:
> >Ray, thanks for the suggestion, however I looked at that first as I am on
> > a space deprived system to begin with. Any other ideas?
> >
> >Corey
> >
> >Ray Dougharty wrote:
> >>I had a problem once with the same symptoms. My disk space was too low
> >>to allow users to log in.
> >>Root has a certain percentage of disk space reserved for such
> >>situations, to allow you to log in and free up space.
> >>You could run "apt-get clean" to clear out your package cache, if you
> >>don't mind deleting all of the programs that you have downloaded.
> >>
> >>Ray
> >>
> >>Corey Kovacs wrote:
> >>>After upgrading to Karolina's rc5 packages last week, I've had a problem
> >>> which is preventing normal users from logging in. Root can login just
> >>> fine, but if my normal user id is used, then things pause for roughly
> >>> 20 seconds, then ksplash comes up the the "Setting up Interprocess
> >>> communications" message and then sits there for another 20-30 seconds,
> >>> then falls back to the login screen.  I've watched/checked all the log
> >>> files that apply, but nothing is revealed. I'd like to get this
> >>> resolved soon. Is/has anyone been dealing with this? Any suggestions
> >>> would be greatly appreciated. I've even reverted back to Karolina's qt
> >>> packages to no avail...
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Corey
> >>
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