Permission Problems

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Oct 31 19:55:03 UTC 2007

mickey wrote:
> These are permissions for .Xauthority in /home/mickey
> -rw-------  1 root   root     169 2007-10-31 12:13 .Xauthority
> -rw-------  2 mickey mickey     0 2007-10-31 14:24 .Xauthority-c
> -rw-------  2 mickey mickey     0 2007-10-31 14:24 .Xauthority-l

Hmm, that's strange. The file .Xauthority should be owned by 
mickey:mickey. When I changed the permissions to root:root for the file, 
konqueror didn't start (with "kdesu konqueror") because kdesu could not 
connect to the X server. When I changed permissions back, konqueror 
started again (as root). There seems to be a problem with 
your .Xauthority file. You can delete it, but then you have to logout and 
login again to create a new version for the file.


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