Question

timeout in locking authority file /home/username/.Xauthority

  • Posted on June 8, 2013
  • pabloAsked by pablo

Whenever I ssh in to my droplet (puTTY), Ubuntu 12.04 spits out:

/usr/bin/xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/username/.Xauthority

Does anyone know how I should address this?

Thanks!

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Im having the same issue.

My username is bob and I did:

cd /home/bob mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.old touch .Xauthority chown bob:bob .Xauthority

But nothing. Restarted vncserver, same error and now I cant use VNC.

can anybody tells me what does ? ----------- ? ? ? ?selinux means in below output

[oracle@relxmedia01 /]$ ls -lrth total 14G ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? selinux drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Feb 17 2010 srv drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Feb 17 2010 media drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4.0K Oct 3 2011 usr drwx------ 2 root root 16K Oct 18 2011 lost+found drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Oct 18 2011 tftpboot

can anybody tells me what does ? ----------- ? ? ? ?selinux means in below output

[oracle@relxmedia01 /]$ ls -lrth total 14G ?--------- ? ? ? ? ? selinux drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Feb 17 2010 srv drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K Feb 17 2010 media drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4.0K Oct 3 2011 usr drwx------ 2 root root 16K Oct 18 2011 lost+found drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Oct 18 2011 tftpboot