Unable to Startx Following Upgrade--Error in, Locking Authority File

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Wed Feb 15 21:54:08 PST 2006

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On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 11:52:40PM -0500, Bob Perry wrote:

> >    Xlib: No protocol specified
> > I have no problem running startx as root.

I wrote:

>> I had a similar problem, although in my case, I suspect it's due to some
>> cheap hardware.
>> At any rate, before starting X try
>> xauth -b quit
>> This will break any locks.  (If your problem has similar causes as mine
>> did, there will be an .Xauthority, and a couple of others--.Xauthority-c
>> and .Xauthority-l, if I remember correctly.)

> Hi Scott,
> I ran the command, xauth -b quit, but no change.  You are correct however, in 
> that two files, .Xauthority-c and .Xauthority-l, were present.  Now only 
> .Xauthority remains.
> Not sure what my next steps are.
> Bob

Hrrm, I'm not sure either.  The xauth -b quit should remove those two
files.   It was explained to me on this list that they're lock files
that weren't properly removed.

Also, I missed that you could run it as root, which means it probably
has a different cause.  It's probably some silly permissions issue that
we're overlooking.   

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