Re: connection refused to video?
Mark W. Eichin:
. xhost +localhost maybe. xhost + is *evil* :-)
. If you're using xdm, you may find that
. su --perserve-environment
. has the right effect, as it causes root to still be able to find
. $XAUTHORITY, the variable that points to the file where the keys
. for what ever xauth mechanism is in use is using.
Another option, useful if you su a lot from your primary id, is to put
a softlink in root's home directory that points at your .Xauthority
# ln -s /home/<yourid>/.Xauthority .
I forget if the softlink stays intact if you sign in as root under