Cloning Redhat Linux Server 6.6 with VMWare

We have a VM in vCenter v5.1 that has Redhat Linux Server 6.6 installed with applications and defined users.  We have cloned this VM in vCenter to another computername, mac address and IP address, however we are now experiencing an issue when users login.  User will get the "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/jdoe/.ICEauthority"

Any ideas if cloning caused this and what we can do to correct this?  Will the installed applications on this clone function correctly?  Are there any other issues we may experience by cloning this Linux Server VM?

Any thoughts or ideas would help us greatly!
rmessing171ConsultantAsked:
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Manfred BertlManagerCommented:
It seems, your user does not have the required permissions for that file. Try to change your password and then change it back to was it was before, and try again. Also a 'chown user:group /home/user/' might do the trick.
madunix (Fadi SODAH)Chief Information Security Officer Commented:
chown username:username .ICEauthority
chmod 0644 .ICEauthority
rmessing171ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I changed the password of the user and I still received the error with .ICEauthority file.  I also performed the chown jdoe /home/jdoe command and it provided me the response - "chown: changing ownership of '/home/jdoe': Read-only file system"

Any ideas?
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rmessing171ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I also performed the chown jdoe.ICEauthority and chmod 0644 .ICEauthority via root, and I when I logon as jdoe, I am receiving the "Could not update ICEauthority file /home/jdoe/.ICEauthority.

Is there a Redhat Linux Server 6.6 repair of the operating system I can perform that will maybe fix whatever may be broken?  If there is a way to repair the O/S what are the steps I need to perform to do this?
madunix (Fadi SODAH)Chief Information Security Officer Commented:
As root run
# chown -Rv user. /home/user/.ICEauthority

Show me the output of:
# ls -la /home/user/.ICEauthority
# getfacl /home/user/.ICEauthority
# lsattr /home/user/.ICEauthority
# id user


"user" is the name used to log into system
rmessing171ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Madunix - thank you for your suggestions!  I have attached the screen shots of the commands you suggested.

Please let me know your thoughts when you get a moment.

Thank you for your assistance!
Chown_Rv.JPG
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madunix (Fadi SODAH)Chief Information Security Officer Commented:
So just try this:
1. Go to console by ctrl+alt+F2
2. Login with the user.
3. Check if ".ICEauthority" is owned by you #ls -al .ICEauthority
4. If it isn't (but possibly by root), change it to you .# chown USERNAME:USERNAME .ICEauthority
For executing #chown you need to login with root and use chown command.
5. Switch back to the login screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1
6. Try again to log in through graphical.
These are the steps that you may follow.

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