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startx command only works in the root.. when i try it in a normal user it says: Xauth: timeout in locking authority file //.Xauthority Xauth: timeout in locking authority file ...
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    cant use startx in non-root user


    startx command only works in the root.. when i try it in a normal user it says:

    Xauth: timeout in locking authority file //.Xauthority
    Xauth: timeout in locking authority file //.Xauthority
    Xauth: timeout in locking authority file //.Xauthority

    lot of more stuff

    at the end said:

    Unable to access file /home/alan/.ICEauthority No such file or directory
    XIO: Fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server


    who can help me with this?

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    Strange, that shouldn't happen, could be a rights problem. You should be able to write to your own home dir. To solve it:
    Code:
     su -
    enter root password
    chown -R alan.users /home/alan
    I\'m so tired .....
    #200472

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    thanks... it works

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