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.