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Old 01-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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xauth: file /home/semoi/.serverauth.2263 does not exist


Slackware 14.0

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xauth:  file /home/semoi/.serverauth.2263 does not exist
This is the first line output to console when I start X (startx). What can I do?
'touch .serverauth.2263'? Who creates this file?
 
Old 01-19-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
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That file is created by startx.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 04:44 AM   #3
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But the message says it does not exist, gnashley.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 05:32 AM   #4
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Hello,

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Originally Posted by stf92 View Post
Slackware 14.0

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xauth:  file /home/semoi/.serverauth.2263 does not exist
This is the first line output to console when I start X (startx). What can I do?
'touch .serverauth.2263'? Who creates this file?
Do you have another message(s) following this, if so, can you post them ? Or at least,
post the content of /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:08 AM   #5
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It is just "noise".

The run of xauth in the /usr/bin/startx script throws out that message if the file doesn't exist before it creates it. The -q really ought to stop it complaining, but apparently it doesn't. if it really bothers you then you could modify startx to create it with touch just before the xauth command that writes to it, but IMO it is not worth the trouble.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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I recently just had this same problem. Is the user account brand new or did you migrate it from a previous installation? That was my problem, I kept the same account from a previous install. I tried to hunt down what was causing the issue, but gave up. What I ended up doing was backup the original account home directory, create a new one and move my files and folder one by one. Your Xorg.log should provided you some clues of what is going on.
 
Old 01-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #7
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Try:

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chmod 4755 /usr/bin/Xorg
as root.
 
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I must be honest. I have tried to modify the screen saver behavior (from within the GUI, DE= xfce 4.10) several times, and each time with disastrous results: the windows cannot be moved, the windows top bars disappear, etc. Once I chose 'black screen saver'. The next session, what I discribed happened. Another I chose 'Disable screen saver'. Result: the same. So I was forced to erase all hidden files in the home directory. I no longer care about that message, for now. Truly, I would like to be able to disable the screen saver without these side effects.

xfce4-session manager, the xfce session manager, is running. Pehaps running the DE without it?
 
  


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