Unable to initialize GNOME session due to incorrect permission on .ICEauthority file

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • GNOME failed to start due to incorrect permission on .ICEauthority file. The following errors appear in the log:
Could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority: Permission denied

Or

WARNING: Unable to read ICE authority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority: Permission denied

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • gnome

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