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CentOS 5 :: Error "timeout In Locking Authority File /root/.xauthkk661q" Message When Starting Vnc-server

I have installed vnc-server on my CentOS 5.6 virtual machine. I can connect to it with a java web browser so it seems to be working. However, I get the following error message when I start, stop or restart the vnc-server process. Quote: Starting VNC server: 1:ken xauth: timeout in locking authority file /root/.xauthkk661q

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