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Old 20th April 2007, 08:00 PM
ronin1982 Offline
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Unhappy .XAuthority missing

Hy, i installed Debian on another partition, mounted the fedora partition and now when trying to log under X as a normal user i can't. I saw that .XAuthority file is missing....
Any way to recreate it?
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Old 12th November 2007, 09:40 PM
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Hallo. I found myself in the same situation on Fedora 8.
I know it's been 7 months since you posted this but here is the solution :

Check out the info on :

The error i encountered was :

ERROR: Can't connect to an X server. Please try the following:
- generate or merge `.Xauthority'. You can merge with:
$ xauth merge <path-to-user-with-X-rights>/.Xauthority

In terminal type :
the return value can be used as a parameter in the next step.
I created my /root/.Xauthority file by executing in terminal :
mkxauth -c xxx
where xxx should be replaced by the return value of the command hostname

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