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I just upgraded to ubuntu 11.04. I've no issues with creating users, but if they login an error occurs. For example, when I create the user "luli" and login with that user, I got the error:

Could not update ICEauthority file /home/luli/.ICEauthority

I can only see the cursor and the background, then:

There is a problem with the configuration server. (usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with state 256)

Then a notification shows up an the right up corner:

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitor.

And finally another error message:

Nautilus could not create the following folders: /home/luli/Desktop and /home/luli/.nautilus. Before running nautilus, please create this folders, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them.

Then nothing else happens, and I have to restart the computer. I looked for this error on the internet and someone said that fixed with changing permissions to the folders manually. I created those folders, as said on the last error message, and set the permissions using:

sudo chmod 755 /home/luli/
sudo chown luli:luli /home/luli/

Then i copied the archive .ICEauthority form my personal user folder, to the new user's folder and used this:

sudo chmod 600 /home/luli/.ICEauthority
sudo chown luli:luli /home/luli/.ICEauthority

And i got nothing to change, it still not work. I have to add that a couple of days ago i moved the /home folder to its own partition, in order to have my files more independent from the system. I did that following this steps: http://embraceubuntu.com/2006/01/29/move-home-to-its-own-partition/

Thank you for your time!

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closed as too localized by jrg Feb 25 '12 at 21:47

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How did you create the user? With sudo useradd user? (which is the wrong command) Also note that you shouldn't copy .ICE* or .Xauthority files. –  Lekensteyn Jun 23 '11 at 12:19
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I was interested why useradd is wrong and what should be used instead (as per @Lekensteyn's comment). I found an answer at <askubuntu.com/a/98337/19753>;. –  imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Jun 14 '12 at 19:41

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