Timeout in locking /.Xauthority

network-tech asked:

I have google searched and everyone who has this problem has an error in locking /home/user/.Xauthority. The issue is that it is trying to lock /.Xauthority. Obviously there is no .Xauthority in /, and even if there was it would not be accessible to a user. This problem is only occuring with one user, all other users work fine. What should I check? Here’s what happens:

[[email protected] dir]# ssh [email protected]T
[email protected]'s password: 
Last login: Thu Jul 25 10:09:19 2013 from OTHER_HOST
(30 sec later)
/usr/bin/xauth:  timeout in locking authority file /.Xauthority

My answer:

Check that your user actually has a valid home directory, which exists and is accessible by that user.

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