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comment ~/.Xauthority required but missing
OK Thank you. I think I better understand the issue, and at least, both of my specific problems were resolved - I will heed your advice on the xfce4-terminal issue, and running sudo ./truecrypt-installer-file solved the installation problem. Thank you again.
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comment ~/.Xauthority required but missing
Thank you for defining the problem for me. How do I go about setting the XAUTHORITY environmental variable? Also would you mind explaining the last sentence for me? Have I been unknowingly running GUI commands as root? As you can see, I am insufficiently familiar with the innerworkings my ubuntu system.
Apr
21
comment ~/.Xauthority required but missing
Thanks for the reply. I receive the error message "ln: creating symbolic link /home/jds/.Xauthority' -> ': No such file or directory" when I run ln -s "$XAUTHORITY" ~/.Xauthority. when I run ls -l "$XAUTHORITY ~/.Xauthority I receive the error ls: cannot access : No such file or directory ls: cannot access /home/jds/.Xauthority: No such file or directory
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