Sunday, September 4, 2011

Getting error 'Could not update iceauthority file' in ubuntu

After logging in to an Ubuntu an ICEauthority error appeared. 

Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get a console. There, I hit Enter to get a login prompt. I logged in with my username and password, and this gave me a regular command prompt. After trying several failed commands, I found the following command on that helped me to login successfully.

Open a terminal and enter the following command:
sudo chown -R user:user /home/user/.*

Replace user with your username. For example, My username is 'ritesh' so I typed command:

sudo chown -R ritesh:ritesh /home/ritesh/.*
After issuing the command, log out and log back in and Ubuntu will be back to normal GUI screen. This error came because of sftp. I installed sftp and assigned my username to use sftp that caused this error to occur. 

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