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What happened is that after a slue of new apps being installed is that I recieved the xauth: timeout in locking authority file...usr/X11 R6/ Xauth or something very close to ...
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    normal user can't startx


    What happened is that after a slue of new apps being installed is that I recieved the xauth: timeout in locking authority file...usr/X11 R6/ Xauth or something very close to that. I'm thinking some one can figure this one out quick, but it's too late at night for me. I know there are posts all over the net covering this issue but I just can't figure it out. In the process of trying to fix this I may have messed some thing trying to fix this by coding chown -R "the users name" /home. I'm going to try asking for help before I really mess this up. Thanks for your help.

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    I have seen this post but does it apply to my situation as well... and forgive me for saying so but do I type it just like that. When I did it said alan.users not valid. If not alan...what then I'm sorry to be an annoying newby, just think of me as a budding convert to the Linux society.


    su -
    enter root password
    chown -R alan.users /home/alan

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    okay, I fixed it. Sorry to bother you all. I guess I posted this all wrong. I'll not post again until I get it right. I can't imagine how annoying it must be deal with people begging for help, but not effecitvely communicating the problem.

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