I am having a little trouble with X after a fresh install. I can start X fine as root, but as a normal user it just says "error in locking authority file .Xauthority." I have never had this problem before so I don't really know what do to, and searching didn't clear anything up for me, so if someone could give me some advice I'd be very grateful.
Edit: Solved by deleting all the .Xauthority files and starting X again.
Last edited by cyclotomic (2009-06-07 07:08:22)
Check the permissions on ~/.Xauthority, and make sure your non-root user owns it. You could also just delete it as normal non-root user and try again- it will get re-created when you run xinit/startx.
Thanks, that worked. I just deleted all the .Xauthority files and it worked fine.