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Re: [vox-tech] looking for wrong .Xauthority file
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Re: [vox-tech] looking for wrong .Xauthority file


on stock xfree86, X searches the environment variable ${XAUTHORITY} for
the location of your Xauthority file.

otherwise, it checks for .Xauthority in your home directory (or
$HOME/.Xauthority if you're using xdm).

i wasn't aware that X looked for this file when running X locally.


begin Robin Snyder <resnyder@ucdavis.edu> 
> I'm having trouble running X because my machine is looking for a
> .Xauthority file under a non-existent user directory.  (It's looking in a
> user directory with my surname, but that's not my account name.)  'Twas
> not always thus, and I don't know what I did to cause this behavior.
> Anyone know how I tell it where to look for my .Xauthority file?
> 			- robin.

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