Why am I not able to login into `GNOME` session on RHEL6 ?

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  • Unable to login into GNOME session on RHEL6. When trying to login, getting below error:

    Could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority
    There is a problem with the configuration server.
    (/usr/libexec/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)
  • When selecting a user from the user-list on gdm login screen, the GUI window immediately reverts back to the user selection window.
  • There is no password prompt to enter a user's password on GDM login screen.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • GNOME Display Manager(GDM)

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