merlereinhart at mac.com
Sun Jun 15 14:24:32 PDT 2008
Ok. The problem is the .Xauthority file.
Starting X11 I get the error everyone is talking about after I deleted
the .Xauthority file. An empty one didn't solve the problem, it
wanted actual contents.
1) So, I started X11, got the errror.
2) cp .Xauthority my.Xauthority # The idea here is to save a valid
3) quit X11. This deletes the contents of the .Xauthority file which
means the next time you start up X11, you get the error
4) cp my.Xauthority .Xauthority # This gives X11 some contents on
5) startup X11 and no error.
I would expect an empty or missing .Xauthority file to be 'ok'. Any
reason why that would be a bad assumption?
On Jun 15, 2008, at 5:18 PM, Merle Reinhart wrote:
> Ok. That isn't quite it. I was able to create the problem by
> deleting the .Xauthority and all the .serverauth.* files in my home
> directory. However, with 10.5.3, I haven't been able to figure out a
> way to make it start working again so far.
> On Jun 15, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Merle Reinhart wrote:
>> I was finally able to I think create the problem... no .Xauthority
>> file prior to X11 startup.
>> I fixed it by doing
>> touch ~/.XAuthority
>> then running an X11 app (eg oclock) to startup X11.
>> On Jun 15, 2008, at 4:38 PM, Martin Costabel wrote:
>>> Vincent Morénas wrote:
>>>> This is exactly the symptom I've been experiencing (see my
>>>> post for 2.3.0-rc3) and that I (wrongly) believed to be related
>>>> to a
>>>> crash of the server that occured a short time before.
>>>> I still have the problem with 2.3.0-rc4 on two different PPC macs
>>>> under 10.5.3 (note that if I deselect the "authenticate connexions"
>>>> checkbox, the problem disappears).
>>>> I also installed 2.3.0-rc4 on an intel mac : works as expected
>>>> there !!!
>>> I am seeing the problem on a MacBookPro which is intel.
>>> But unchecking the Authenticate connections preference does indeed
>>> (or hide) the problem.
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