Nother silly Q?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Apr 16 09:34:06 PDT 2007
I just had a case, after a reboot to the same kernel, where I had to
re-install the nvidia thing again. However, for some reason I couldn't find
the installer with a tab completion.
Poking around in /root, where I knew I had stored it, I discovered about
1500 .xauthHASHNUMBER files dating back for nearly a year! That is more
reboots than I've done by a factor of at least 2 & probably 4 or 5.
After getting it installed again and x running, I did a search using lsof to
see what was using all those files but came up empty, so I nuked them all,
leaving only a subdir in /root named .xauth, which contained a 'refcount'
subdir with the 3 users active as subdirs there, but all are empty even after
I su to one or both in xterms.
Is there a valid explanation for all that?
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