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#1 2012-12-08 08:54:06

Fixed
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Registered: 2005-08-09
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XFCE4 fails to start after recent upgrade

Hi there,

After recent upgrade XFCE4 fails to start with the following message:

xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/myusername/.Xauthority

.Xauthority file is empty and has superuser -rw------- permissions

Last edited by Fixed (2012-12-08 10:01:27)


XFCE4 under ARCH64 on Sager and MacBook Air laptops

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#2 2012-12-08 09:45:40

skunktrader
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2010-02-14
Posts: 1,318

Re: XFCE4 fails to start after recent upgrade

The permissions are wrong.  On my machine it looks like this

ls -l .Xauthority 
-rw------- 1 skunk skunk 333 Oct 22  2011 .Xauthority

The usual reason is that you started X with su

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#3 2012-12-08 10:03:44

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Re: XFCE4 fails to start after recent upgrade

Sorry -- I wrote incorrectly permissions and the original post is corrected now.

And no, I did not start X as a superuser -- I started it as a regular user.


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