Re: Can't login... need help
Paul Ravish wrote:
> Hi Antony,
> I logged in as root and typed "startx". This seemed to work as it took
> me to roots desktop.
> When I logged in as me (paul) and I typed "startx" I received the error
> xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/paul/.Xauthority
> Any ideas?
Please don't cc me, I read the list. Don't run X as root.
I suspect the above error comes from the running gdm. So as root,
/etc/init.d/gdm stop. ps ax |grep gdm to ensure that it's dead. Then
try the startx again. Are you running sarge?