Re: gnome will not start after stupid mistake

Yes that was it. Someone suggested using find -uid myold_id to find any
files that had my old id. And there were a bunch in /tmp/orbit-myusername.

Thanks for the help,

Elliot Lee wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Sep 1999, Steven Taetzsch wrote:
> > I made the dumb mistake of changing my user ID while running gnome. I
> > su'd and ran linuxconf to change my user ID to be the same as my unix
> > account. When I exited out of gnome, it couldn't save whatever files it
> > needed. Now, when I try to start the panel I get:
> >
> > * ERROR **: file orbitgtk.c: line 194 (_gnorba_cookie_setup): assertion
> > failed: (_gnorba_request_cookie._buffer &&
> > *_gnorba_request_cookie._buffer)
> > aborting...
> > Aborted (core dumped)
> Please try checking the ownerships/whatever on /tmp/orbit-[username] -
> that's where the CORBA authentication cookie is stored, so it's very
> likely that the problem lies there.
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