Caching MOSRS Password / X11 Authenication on PUMA


I’m having trouble caching my MOSRS password (which works on Monsoon) on PUMA and getting access to Rosie. When I logged in this morning I got the message:

/usr/bin/xauth: unable to write authority file /home/jmw240/.Xauthority-n

before being asked to cache my password. When I cached my password, I got the message:

Subversion password cached
X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/”, line 162, in _run_module_as_main
main”, fname, loader, pkg_name)
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/”, line 72, in _run_code
exec code in run_globals
File “/home/fcm/rose-2019.01.3/lib/python/rosie/”, line 25, in
from rosie.ws_client import (
File “/home/fcm/rose-2019.01.3/lib/python/rosie/”, line 36, in
from rosie.ws_client_auth import RosieWSClientAuthManager
File “/home/fcm/rose-2019.01.3/lib/python/rosie/”, line 38, in
import gtk
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/”, line 64, in
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/”, line 52, in _init

RuntimeError: could not open display
Error: Unable to access Rosie with given password
Run “mosrs-cache-password” to try caching your password again

I removed .Xauthority and .Xauthority-n from my home directory as I thought they were the problem, logged out and logged back in. I then got the (expected) message:

/usr/bin/xauth: file /home/jmw240/.Xauthority does not exist

but when trying to cache my password, I got the same result as above.

Could you advise how I can fix this so that I can access Rosie?

Thanks for your help,


Hi James,

You’ve hit your puma quota.

Please clear up suites that you are no longer running from your cylc-run directory.


Thanks, Ros, that has done the trick.


Sorry, one further question. Has the information about converting suites to run on Archer 2 been moved to another webpage? no longer works and it would be great to have access to this information.


Yep - we have a new site:

Thanks, Grenville.