Fails to Start / Restart GNOME Service Due to Incorrect Permissions on "/var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority" (Doc ID 2282680.1)

Last updated on JULY 07, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 7.3 [Release OL6 to OL7U3]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Unable to open a GUI even after entering into runlevel 5 and the GDM (GNOME Display Manager) service fails to start with the following "WARNING: Unable to read ICE authority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority: Permission denied" error logged to the system's syslog.

Example:

Cause

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