> Did not md5sum check but not having this issue on subsequent (non-xen)
> installation from same media.
if you still have that media i highly recommend you check it…you
don’t have to install very much garbage to spoil the entire system…
> Gnome has worked fine until this popped up.
have you ever logged into it before as root?
> I had been dealing with some “out of space” issues.
what kind of issues…i ask because no *nix responds well to an out of
could EASILY be that you corrupted some/many files…do not run out
of space, ever…
> I don’t know of anything specific that would cause the problem.
i understand you don’t know what caused it, and neither do i…i
suspect something got updated and caused the problem…
tell me, what repos do you have active now, and usually?
> I still have not solved the problem and cannot log in to gnome other
> than as root.
my rule is never log into any 'nix GUI as root, ever…some folks
here say that is an opinion…to me it is a rule…you do as you wish
but i can tell you that logging in as root causes a lot more problems
than it can ever solve…read more:
> Otherwise the installation seems fine.
> I can’t fathom what is so sensitive about that ICE file that the
> software won’t re-create it on the fly or write to an empty file – but
> it does not.
i don’t know either, but i know that most often when someone says “i
can’t log in except as root” it means they have KILLED their .ICE*
file by changing its ownership to root…
have you checked that?
go to /home/[you]/.ICEauthority and make sure you are the owner and no
one else can read or write it…
> Any idea of a solution?
you can hope someone who knows more than me helps…