Question

xauth: error in locking authority file /tmp/libgksu-X9fdBg/.Xauthority

Posted August 26, 2016 2.1k views
Debian Linux Commands

Hi

root@Jessi8:~# sudo xauth generate :0 . trusted
xauth: error in locking authority file /tmp/libgksu-X9fdBg/.Xauthority

I am getting the above error.

What is the solution?

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1 answer

If you have another x session running this could cause this issue. A reboot should resolve it safely as the files in /tmp should be cleared out.

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