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