Ross,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. Ross
What do you mean by "just use plain old 'su'". This is what I'm doing and still can't launch gui apps.