Subject: Re: Xserver and Xdm woes, #2.
To: David Gilbert <>
From: the Riz <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/29/1996 21:07:12
FWIW, I'm seeing something VERY similar when I run the server with -auth .
(I don't use xdm, but the setup I'm using works fine under StunOS)

I can't get *ANY* clients to connect successfully, and wind up having to
log in from another machine just to kill X.


(this is on a Sparc 2, 1.2_BETA circa 3 july, using the X11R6 from about 4-5 months ago.)

You wrote:

> 	I'm expanding the number of lists on this since I'm having
> this problem on both platforms --- I have a Sun3/260 and a Sun4/260.
> To recap, when xdm is running, the XATHORITY file passed into Xsetup_0
> is as follows (and then an example of what it should be when things
> are running with a user):

> [4:4:304]root@repeat:/> xauth -f /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/A:0-000146 list
> #ffff##:  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  9fecb54abbd8321697846da233f069ee
> [4:3:303]root@repeat:/u/dgilbert> xauth -f .Xauthority list
>  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  9fecb54abbd8321697846da233f069ee
> repeat/unix:0  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  9fecb54abbd821697846da233f069ee

> 	Now... 'xconsole' runs from Xsetup_0 just fine --- it connects
> properly and is happy.  All of the other X applications I try,
> including xscreensaver and xset, do not work --- complaning that
> they're not authorized to connect to the server.  I'm positive that I
> got this X from the official NetBSD distribution site... so anyone
> have any ideas?

> Dave.

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