I just updated my elementary OS install, and now Xorg does not work. I am able to make it into the login screen, but when trying to sign in it goes back to the sign-in form. So I decided to try
Control+Alt+F1 to log in to the terminal, which I can. But when trying to start X, it says:
xinit: server error Xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/pookito/.Xauthority
This file seems to me a binary file or something. When I run
ls -l .Xauthority, I can see that root can read and write to it, but that's it. If I try to do
cat . Xauthority, something about magic-cookie in all caps comes up.