HEADS UP: xorg upgrade plans

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at math.missouri.edu
Wed May 2 20:32:24 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2 May 2007, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 02:40:26PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> Secondly, X7.2 as I tried it wouldn't "startx" if some other login had
>> created a .Xauthority file.  While "rm .Xauthority" solved the problem
>> completely, I don't think this is user friendly.
> I think I ran into this once a while back, I don't know what is the
> correct solution.

Perhaps you could put in some kind of "setenv XAUTHORITY .Xlocalauthority" 
in a script somewhere.

Actually this one can bite you quite badly.  If you are running X, and 
then you login from somehwere else, and then go back to the X session, 
then suddenly all your X commands like xterm will completely stop working. 
It can be really disconcerting if you don't know what caused it, and I can 
see a large number of help messages being generated on the various 
bulletin boards.

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