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Why do I receive .Xauthority file error messages?

When you open a new terminal session with X forwarding turned on (ssh -X ...), the .Xauthority file in your home directory gets updated by the xauth program. This file is used to keep X authentication keys in order to prevent unauthorized connections to your local display.

Sometimes, the .Xauthority file cannot be updated due to the temporary issues with the Lustre file system, where your home directory is located, and you might experience an error message like:

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