Lamer Moments: Gnome Crashed on Startup
Gnome started dying on startup - with no errors - after something changed on my laptop recently. I do change a lot of stuff, and it was pretty weird. Finally I loaded just X:
export display=:0 X& xterm&
Nice, simple, etc. then I ran gnome-session in my xterm to test, and I got this:
jms@media:~/ $ gnome-session _IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.ICE-unix will not be created. _IceTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: mkdir(/tmp/.ICE-unix) failed, errno = 2 _IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to create listener for local
Pretty strange. The very simple answer is to recreate the .ICE-unix directory as root and set the permissions:
jms@media:/tmp $ sudo mkdir .ICE-unix jms@media:/tmp $ sudo chmod 1777 .ICE-unix
Everything works now. Stupid.