[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: kick starting debian desktop

On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 10:25 -0700, Daniel Cardenas - AZ wrote:
> There are a bunch of other simple changes we could try for example
> soften the security model.   Debian does a bunch of things to prevent
> a normal user from abusing the system.  Details: root can't access the
> screen without executing xauth (blah) command.  On a single user
> system is this desired?  Perhaps we could eliminate the need to
> execute xauth.  Do you have other simple changes to propose?

Are you switching to root with 'su'?  Do you use 'su -' to clear the
existing environment and login?  If so, either make a magic script to
re-set the XAUTHORITY variable, or just use plain old 'su' -- this way
the X authority env.var. is kept and you can still access the display.


Reply to: