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Re: how to run X apps as root?

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 11:13:37AM +0800, Arne Goetje wrote:
| Hi,
| sometimes I need to run some X apps as root (i.e. ethereal, lprngtool) but 
| Xlib complains that the server refuses the connection.

In the root shell type

export DISPLAY=:0

so that the X client knows what server to use.  If that alone doesn't
solve the problem (it ususally does for me) then type something like
'xhost +localhost' in a terminal as a regular user (ie the one who
started the xserver).


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