Thursday, January 5, 2012

hanging at splash screen

So this morning I logged onto my computer only to find that it hung at the splash screen, particularly at the world/network icon. This was a red herring though, because if you left it long enough it said:
"No write access to /home/user/.ICEauthority" and then "could not start ksmserver". After trawling the internet, I came across this solution, which worked for me:
sudo chown group:user /home/user/.ICEauthority 
- where group is your group (for me that was the same name as my user) and user is your username.
Then run
sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart 
and you should be back in business!

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