startx xauth errors

Doug White dwhite at
Mon Oct 11 19:08:45 PDT 2004

On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 jmarquez at wrote:

> When I execute startx, xauth gives me the following error twice in a row.
> xauth: (stdin):1:  bad "add" command line

Make sure your machine can resolve its own hostname.  THere's a couple of
name lookups in the xauth path and it'll spit this out if the lookup
fails.   Make sure the system's hostname is fully qualified and listed in
/etc/hosts, DNS, or both :)

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