/usr/bin/caffeine:Xlib.error.XauthError:__init__:/usr/bin/caffeine@36:__init__:__init__:__init__:__init__:get_auth:new_get_auth:__init__

Bug #1719456 reported by errors.ubuntu.com bug bridge on 2017-09-25
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
caffeine (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

The Ubuntu Error Tracker has been receiving reports about a problem regarding caffeine. This problem was most recently seen with package version 2.8.3-3build1, the problem page at https://errors.ubuntu.com/problem/2164064119546a239a4ba7a782aa9d904f6355e5 contains more details, including versions of packages affected, stacktrace or traceback, and individual crash reports.
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in caffeine (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in caffeine (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged

Starting caffeine via the commandline produces the same error.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Right, it's because you're running wayland and the file .Xauthority does not exists. Either caffeine has to be fixed to run under wayland or you can swtich to an xorg session.

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