SSH / permissions problem

JD jd1008 at
Tue Jul 13 16:13:07 UTC 2010

  On 07/13/2010 08:49 AM, Gary Stainburn wrote:
> 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
> [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 ~]$
Delete the .ssh directory for the user gary on both machines and retry.

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