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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
> message
> 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?

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