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    "xauth: timeout in locking authority file ~/.Xauthority"

     "xauth: timeout in locking authority file ~/.Xauthority"


    I observed this error when trying to add xauth entries in a system. xauth was giving timeout out issue.

    xauth:  timeout in locking authority file /home/ora/.Xauthority

    Resolution:

    First we need to check if the permission of ~/.ssh directory is correct. If not please change the permission.

    [root@test]# chmod 755 /home/ora/.ssh

    [root@test]# chmod 644 /home/ora/.ssh/authorized_keys2

    Verify the permission of ~/.Xauthority file and also make sure appropriate selinux context is set on the file.

    [root@test] # ls -lZ /home/ora/.Xauthority

    If you are using selinux security contexts then restore file(s) default SELinux security contexts.

    [root@test]# restorecon -R -v /home/user

    Alternatively use "chcon" command to set desired selinux context on ~/.Xauthority file.

    If same permission and ownership is sustained then try changing selinux status from enforcing to permissive on user using below command:

    [root@test]# setenforce 0

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