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Old 12-14-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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accidently deleted my ~/.Xauthority


Hi

I accidently deleted my ~/.Xauthority. I was wondering how to generate a new on for my user.

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Old 12-14-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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Having a current backup allows me to try fun stuff like that.
So, I deleted the ~/.Xauthority and nothing happened that I noticed.
Logged out and back in and the file re-appeared.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 10:25 PM   #3
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HI

Here is the deal. I run startx, and it prints this several times;

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


then eventually it starts x, and then when i exit x it hangs unless i hit control c. And it does not generate a new .Xauthority. I was wondering how I can create a new one to get everything working.

thanks
 
Old 12-14-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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On my FC4 box, it just re-appeared on logging back in.
Maybe, creating a new user, login and make sure it works, then copy that file over to the original user.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:53 PM   #5
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Hi

I Tried that it didn't work, and also I did set the owner and group on it. All the permissions where correct.

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