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I often get an error saying

unable to update ICE authority.

Is there a way out of this?

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It's possible that you were using a graphical application running as root that has updated your ICE Authority file with root permissions.

Try the following in a terminal session:

sudo chown $USER:$USER .ICEauthority
sudo chmod 0644 .ICEauthority
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