[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#721744: Bug#721744: Pollutes home with .Xauthority.* files (with bad permissions)

Yuri D'Elia yuri.delia at eurac.edu
Wed Sep 4 19:46:29 UTC 2013

On 09/04/2013 09:35 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> I don't have .Xauthority files polluting my homedir so I'm not sure what
> happens to you, but the 0644 perms indeed don't look too good.

A quick test revealed that those .Xauthority.* files are created when
the machine is shutdown (via halt, or acpi power button event) and then
brought up again.

I assume that lightdm tries to make backup copies when .Xauthority is
already present. It should try to query the X server for validity
instead and zap the file.

I had around 50 files or so in my home directory.

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