Nother silly Q?
alan.coopersmith at sun.com
Mon Apr 16 10:57:29 PDT 2007
I've seen xauth files like that be created when using ssh with X
tunneling, but it fails to get a lock on $HOME/.xauthority for some
-Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings folks;
> I just had a case, after a reboot to the same kernel, where I had to
> re-install the nvidia thing again. However, for some reason I couldn't find
> the installer with a tab completion.
> Poking around in /root, where I knew I had stored it, I discovered about
> 1500 .xauthHASHNUMBER files dating back for nearly a year! That is more
> reboots than I've done by a factor of at least 2 & probably 4 or 5.
> After getting it installed again and x running, I did a search using lsof to
> see what was using all those files but came up empty, so I nuked them all,
> leaving only a subdir in /root named .xauth, which contained a 'refcount'
> subdir with the 3 users active as subdirs there, but all are empty even after
> I su to one or both in xterms.
> Is there a valid explanation for all that?
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