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

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Mon Jan 30 14:13:39 PST 2006

Bob Perry <rperry at gti.net> writes:

> Bingo! It works...but what is a stale authority file and how do you
> avoid them?

"Stale" is a technical term that means pretty much the same thing it
does in your kitchen:  something that should've been thrown out before
now.  I haven't seen one in a long time, so I'm not sure where yours
came from, but a system crash might leave one behind.

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