Xorg .Xauthority troubles

Demelier David demelier.david at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 14:14:34 UTC 2010

Hi freebsd-questions@,

   Sometimes when I type startx, Xorg starts but nothing happens and I get a lot
   of :

   Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key

   In the console. The only way to remove this is deleting ~/.Xauthority* files
   because xinit starts with :

   xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/markand/.Xauthority

   I don't understand why sometimes it works and why sometimes not. Is it
   because I run shutdown -p now inside X? I heard that these files are
   normally deleted when X shutdown.

   If you have any tips, it will be graceful.

   King regards.

Demelier David

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