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Re: Xauthority question was: Diety / Apt Questions.

'From Bill Leach <bleach@bellsouth.net>'

On Sat, May 02, 1998 at 07:35:36PM -0400, hospedales@wow.net wrote:

> > IF you are not running multiple X displays on your machine then a
> > simple technique is to 'su' in an xterm,
> > 'cp /home/<user>/.Xauthority /root'
> > which will then let root open things on your display.
> So does root get to keep my user's .Xauthority file permanently then? Or is
> .Xauthority periodically generated? (Man -k xauthority and variations thereof
> return nothing. :(...) And what does the .Xsession file that someone was
> talking about do? (No luck with man and that file either)

Yes but only for that session.  If you the initiator of the session logout and
then logback in then you will have a new ~/.Xauthority file.

> <SNIP>
> > BTW, unless I am mistaken, you never need to do the 'export DIPLAY'
> > command unless you are trying to open a display on a display OTHER
> > than the on that you are using to issue the command.
> So if I am logged into a remote computer telnet, could I do xhost
> +remotecomputer on mine, and export DISPLAY=myipaddr on remote, and then start
> some X program on remote and have it send the display to my Xserver?

That sounds right, yes.

> thanks,
> Timothy
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