Re: Annoying problem with GTK apps
On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 06:53:54PM +0200, Aurélien Campéas wrote:
> Le vendredi 08 avril 2005 à 16:36 +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg a
> écrit :
> > In article <email@example.com>,
> > Aurélien Campéas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >Le vendredi 08 avril 2005 à 18:12 +0200, Piero Piutti a écrit :
> > >> console as root
> > >this is a security feature ; to disable it, as "normal" user, type
> > >"xhost +", then proceed as root
> > It's a bad, bad idea to disable security features like these.
Yep. I fully agree.
> It depends. In the absolute, it is.
No. I should say that, in most realistic cases, it's a very bad idea.
> If you know a less insecure way to achieve the same effect, I'll take
> it !
sux suggested by the other is one way but I do this through normal su
(not su -) with XAUTHORITY value using export or symlink. That is
normal way. There are so many ways to achieve this:
> Let me put it this way: today is going to be a learning experience.
If you are, please start reading few basics. I suggest my efforts
linked from http://www.debian.org/doc. These UNIX type user
configuration basics information for Debian is documented as
debian-reference-en package or
"9.4.12 Getting root in X" is a good place to start reading :-)
I hope this helps :-)
FYI: Muguel is a Debian developer who maintains very high profile
initscripts package. So please trust him and his words.
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