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Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:14 AM,  <jidanni@jidanni.org> wrote:
>>>>>> "KR" == Kenyon Ralph <kenyon@kenyonralph.com> writes:
> KR> I use emacs under X to administer my Debian systems. I don't run it as
> KR> root though. I use emacs TRAMP to use sudo to edit files as root on
> KR> the local machine. On remote machines I do the same but in an ssh
> KR> session in xterm (I don't use mouse or menu bars in emacs in X
> KR> anyway).
> I'm a safe sex fan myself, however there are limits to how much I am
> willing to sacrifice that raw feel.
> KR> Looking at bug 633652, have you tried running X programs as root with
> KR> sux or gksu instead of su? http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/sux
> KR> http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/gksu
> Mmmm, sounds kinky, but at my age I don't think we can teach this old
> dog new tricks. But I suppose that's what the younger generation will
> use and just mark this bug wontfix. Alas, no family values.

Yes sux work with both emacs and firefox

And for middle ages dog (not oldtimer) they are the ssh -X root@localhost trick


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