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Re: Changing the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 used by emacs --server

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: Changing the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 used by emacs --server
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:59:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> wrote:
> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> - start an X11 server with -auth
>>>   (which is what most display-managers or startx do nowadays)
>> Yes, most display managers do that to start the display, but when
>> someone logs in they also adds the display's key to the user's
>> ~/.Xauthority file, so the XAUTHORITY var doesn't need to be set.
> Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately the gdm from Debain Etch in the
> setup here does not do so, but only sets XAUTHORITY.  I'll try to fix it
> in my .xsession file.

For the records: I've put

  xauth -f ~/.Xauthority merge $XAUTHORITY

to my ~/.xsession and now everything works as expected.

Thanks again for putting me on the right track!

Sascha Wilde
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