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xauth: error in locking authority file

By | February 13, 2015

I logged into an AIX LPAR this morning, and I was greeted with the following error: $ssh server fred@servers’s password: Last login: Mon Feb 9 08:11:52 2015 from 0.0.0.100 /usr/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/fred/.Xauthority I had seen this error in the past, but never took the time to research how to fix the problem. Apparently what was… Read More »