SSH / permissions problem

Gary Stainburn gary.stainburn at
Tue Jul 13 15:49:02 UTC 2010

Hi folks,

This seems like de ja vu, but I can't find anything in the archives.

I've got F13 on my laptop, and also on a new virtual server.

I've copied my home directory from my old server to my new one and then tried 
to ssh to the new server.  However, I have a problem

If I ssh to root on the new server everything is fine, but if I ssh to my user 
I get errors and X forwarding doesn't work.

Can anyone suggest things for me to look at / try.


[gary at dcomp5 ~]$ ssh -Y -C lcomp3 -l root
root at lcomp3's password: 
Last login: Tue Jul 13 16:04:20 2010 from
[root at lcomp3 ~]# kcalc 
[root at lcomp3 ~]# logout
[gary at dcomp5 ~]$ ssh -Y -C lcomp3
gary at lcomp3's password: 
Last login: Tue Jul 13 15:55:16 2010 from
/usr/bin/xauth:  timeout in locking authority file /home/gary/.Xauthority
[gary at lcomp3 ~]$ kcalc
X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
kcalc: cannot connect to X server localhost:11.0
[gary at lcomp3 ~]$ 

Gary Stainburn
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