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Old 04-07-2005, 06:58 AM   #1
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root keeps taking ownership of ~/.Xauthority


This problem only seems to happen to me in Fedora, and it's happened at least since fc2, and I think it used to happen in fc3, too. I'll reboot or log out for some reason, and when I go to log in my session immediately terminates because root has taken permission of my ~/.Xauthority file. I used to not know what caused me to end my sessions so I'd reformat. I've since figured it out but I still have to set the gid and uid which is annoying.

Any of you cats know what I am doing to make this happen or how I can avoid it? Thanks!
 
Old 04-07-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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what I am doing to make this happen or how I can avoid it
Of course you know the golden rule ......Never log into X as root
 
Old 04-07-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
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Right you are. I'm thinking it has to do with my use of sudo, because it's affecting MY profile. I thought maybe this was happening to lots of people because it sure happens to me a lot, at home AND at work.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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I've never used sudo myself only su guess I'm just old fashioned
 
  


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