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Re: Starting X programs

On 2 Apr 1998, Steve Dunham wrote:

> Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > export XAUTHORITY=/home/user/.Xauthority
> > works! Can you explain why? It appears that the user is the only thing
> > mentioned in the .Xauthority file (althought there are unreadable binary
> > portions of this file) so why does this work? (or not work, as the case
> > may be)
> > Thanks for all the info,
> Type "xauth list :0", you see something like:
>   hostname/unix:0  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  12345123451234512345123451234512
> The number is your magic cookie. It can be used to connect to your X
> server.  If you go to any other machine and type:
> xauth add host.domain.etc:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  12345123451234512345123451234512
> Then that machine can talk to the X server at: host.domain.etc:0
> (Until X is restarted and the cookie changes.)
Where would I put the export statement to get the changes instituted

If I put it in the .profile of the user, how do I destinguish between a
console login and an xterm one?

Is there a better place for it?


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