Subject: Re: Answer to Weird xauth problem with firefox & thunderbird
To: Gavan Fantom <email@example.com>
From: Hiroshi SAKURAI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/05/2005 18:18:57
On 10/5/05, Gavan Fantom <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hiroshi SAKURAI wrote:
> > Hi
> > On 10/5/05, Art Lemasters <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Firefox and thunderbird have been failing to start in new
> >>accounts with an error message like the following.
> >> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> >> Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
> > I had the same problem on debian sarge.
> > I think you should do
> > $ xhost +
> > before launching firefox for the first time after installation.
> This is absolutely not a solution, and will leave your X server wide
> open to *anyone*, without authentication.
You are right.
After the initial firefox startup you should do
$ xhost -
and you will be able to start firefox from now on without problems.