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Re: how does root run a graphical prog

Willy S <spamtrap@bozz.com> writes:

> hi,
> How come root can not run a graphical program under other user
> session. Let say, I do 'su' and I try to launch gkrellm. Xterm will
> produce this message:
> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server

A little while ago I found this on the web, and it works quite well:


While looking for the above link, I saw that there is an xsu package
for debian (I think testing and unstable).  Presumably it does much
the same thing.


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