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  1. #1
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    Jun 2017

    Python pyautogui

    I was trying to install pyautogui in python 3.6.3. Currently my OS is ubuntu 17.10. This is the difficulty i am facing. Can anybody help me
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/", line 43, in __init__
    raw = open(filename, 'rb').read()
    FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.Xauthority'

    During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
    File "/tmp/pip-build-xxtb56qs/pyautogui/", line 6, in <module>
    File "/tmp/pip-build-xxtb56qs/pyautogui/pyautogui/", line 115, in <module>
    from . import _pyautogui_x11 as platformModule
    File "/tmp/pip-build-xxtb56qs/pyautogui/pyautogui/", line 160, in <module>
    _display = Display(os.environ['DISPLAY'])
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/", line 80, in __init__
    self.display = _BaseDisplay(display)
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/", line 62, in __init__
    display.Display.__init__(*(self, ) + args, **keys)
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/protocol/", line 61, in __init__
    name, host, displayno)
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/support/", line 91, in get_auth
    return mod.get_auth(sock, dname, host, dno)
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/support/", line 103, in new_get_auth
    au = xauth.Xauthority()
    File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/Xlib/", line 45, in __init__
    raise error.XauthError('~/.Xauthority: %s' % err)
    Xlib.error.XauthError: ~/.Xauthority: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/root/.Xauthority'

    Command "python egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-build-xxtb56qs/pyautogui/

    Kindly help me with this

  2. #2
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    Jun 2017

    Re: Python pyautogui

    I have to do the following to solve it

    xhost +
    touch ~/.Xauthority
    pip install pyautogui

    Then installation was successful

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Python pyautogui

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