Re: The best recommendation for allowing "su" in X
>> Osamu Aoki <email@example.com> writes:
> What recommendation should I give to the reader for "su" in X?
uhm... typing "su" perhaps?
$ echo $XAUTHORITY
# echo $XAUTHORITY
now, if you type "su -"... well, different problem. You *are* asking
for XAUTHORITY to be removed from the environment. But I'm not sure
that's the problem you are trying to address here (given your proposed
> 1) .profile or .bash_profile : If gnome-session is used, they do the
> job. Maybe reasonable recommendation these days. But in non-gnome
> environment, they do not work. (Because bash is not login shell)
What, pray, has GNOME to do with this?
> 2) .xinitrc : only works for startx. (I use this)
Uhm... what do you mean? I don't feel like unpacking the Debian
xfree86 sources right now, but IIRC the X wrapper fiddles arround with
XAUTHORITY, so it shouldn't matter if you use .xinitrc, .xsesssion or
nothing at all.
> 4) .xsession : Creating custom .xsession kills Debian's nice
> configuration scheme. (Way to complicated)
I don't understand. I *have* a .xsession and it works just fine.
> 5) Add /etc/X11/Xsession.d/10xfree86-common_su (see below) :
> I ended up creating this file. This is a bit too much intrusive
> action for novice users and may not be good to put in HOWTO-type
Not necessary AFAICS.
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