Re: .Xauthority and kdm
On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 03:03:02PM +0200, tim wrote:
> tim@tim:~$ su
Where is the '-'?
Never "su", alway "su -". There is a reason for it. It is not to
hassle you with having to change directories.
> tim:/home/tim# xawtv
> This is xawtv-3.53.1, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.5)
> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
> Error: Can't open display: :0
1st solution (lame, don't run x programs as root):
$ su -
# export DISPLAY=:0
# export XAUTHORITY=~tim/.Xauthority
# xapp &
2nd solution (superior):
# adduser tim video
$ xawtv &
You see, debian has this all figured out for you. Tv devices are owned
by group "video". Just make sure that you're in that group and you're set.
> When I start into runlevel 2 and startx I set the permission with "xhost
> myhost". This is secure enough for me because its my privat firewalled
> network. But xhost doesnt work in runlevel 5...
? This is news to me. How come?