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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: GNOME not starting as expected.
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 00:29:52 +0000 (UTC)
Ian Harwood posted on Wed, 09 May 2012 18:47:13 +0200 as excerpted:

> I am not entrirely sure how this works but I am having an issue with
> starting GNOME this is the error I get instead of it starting up:
>  
> xauth: file /home/neewbeebian/.serverauth.3624 does not exist
> xauth: file /home/neewbeebian/.Xauthority does not exist
> xauth: file /home/neewbeebian/.Xauthority does not exist
> 
> Has anyone else come across this issue before?

As the error indicates, those files are part of the xorg authorization 
system.  They're normally created automatically by the x/destkop startup 
scripts as X starts or you login (if running *dm graphical logins).

If you don't run it routinely, try running revdep-rebuild.  If that 
doesn't rebuild the xauth package, try rebuilding it by hand.

The issue can also be one of permissions.  Check that the files aren't 
owned by root or set readonly, etc.

-- 
Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman



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