Zimmerman, Eric Zimmerman.Eric at con-way.com
Tue Apr 18 20:06:18 UTC 2006

> Ok to reply to myself:
> x just quit itself after about 3 mins (too impatient!)...
> the error is:
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xinit: Server error.
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file
> This was working fine, but just today it has stopped working. Only
> i have installed since was sudo.
> sudo startx works, but loads the root session, i would prefer my
> Any ideas?

Google told me this:

Sounds like you have a stale authority file.  Try just deleting it
before the next time you start up...

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