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Southpaw76 07-13-2007 06:05 PM

.serverauth.xxx...?
 
I was wondering if it was necessary to hold on to these files?? They seem to be adding up under my home directory. Is there really any need for them, a way to interpret them or extract any important info from them, etc..etc..???

titopoquito 07-14-2007 02:09 PM

No, at least the old ones can be deleted. From what I've read some time ago it comes from a change in the startx script that creates these files instead writing the info to .Xauthority. I think especially if you kill the X server in a non standard way (like CTRL+ALT+DEL) then these files stay and won't get deleted.

When I searched for that I read about changes to startx that prevent this problem, but I haven't bookmared it, sorry.

Southpaw76 07-14-2007 02:39 PM

Yeah, I think in my case at least, it has to do with my using (CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE), I just didn't know if this was important or not...Thanx ;)


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