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Re: The best recommendation for allowing "su" in X

On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 01:36:28AM +0200, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
> >   "export XAUTHORITY=$HOME/.Xauthority"
> I prefer to use ssh for this purpose. Simpler and safer.

I fail to see how this is simpler and safer. And most of all it is slower.
It does for example not allow shared memory access to the XServer. The X
protocol has to be pumped through 2 user mode programs.

Personally I have only one main user on my system, so I can safely make the
.xauthorities file of root a symlink to that of my user.

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