xfce doesn't stay put!

Christel Robert c.robert at inx.co.za
Sun Mar 5 23:06:48 CET 2006

Thanks, will try and let you know.

On Sun, 5 Mar 2006 22:59:24 +0100
"Arjen Stolk" <arjen.1729 at gmail.com> wrote:

|On 3/5/06, Christel Robert <c.robert at inx.co.za> wrote:
|> This is what I get when I start in failsafe, chinese to me:
|> christel at christel:~$ startxfce4
|> /usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :0.0
|> Agent pid 7993
|> esd: Esound sound daemon already running or stale UNIX socket
|> /tmp/.esd-1000/socket
|> This socket already exists indicating esd is already running.
|> Exiting...
|> _IceTransTransNoListen: unable to find transport: tcp
|> _IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /dev/X will not be created.
|> _IceTransmkdir: ERROR: Cannot create /dev/X
|I have no way of trying this, so I cannot guarantee it will work, but
|I found somthing that looks relevant while googling for
|"_IceTransTransNoListen". The hint came from somebody who had a
|similar problem with gnome-session failing in ubuntu. For some reason
|a file named ".ICEAuthority" gets the wrong permissions and then
|things stop working.
|Start another failsafe terminal and type "ls -l .ICEauthority". This
|shows you which user/group owns the file and what permissions for
|reading/writing it has. As far as I can tell, the owner should be you,
|i.e. your login name, christel. The permissions is the list with
|dashes and letters. Mine is showing "-rw- - - - - - -" (minus the
|spaces, but that's just for clarity in this email.)
|If you aren't the owner, for example, it may say "root" a couple of
|times, the you can change that by typing
|"sudo chown christel ~/.ICEauthority"
|(this will probably ask for your password).
|Then you can change the permissions on the file by typing
|"chmod u+rw ~/.ICEauthority"
|Try this and see if it works now.
|- Arjen
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