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Re: how can other users use X?


rich (<rl2@shinyblue.net>) wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 July 2004 16:45, Joost De Cock wrote:
>> On Tuesday 27 July 2004 17:35, rich hurled the following on the wire:

>>> I start my X session as one user, then from a terminal where I've
>>> su'ed to another (not root), I want to be able to use gvim, but it
>>> tells me it's not allowed to use the X server.
>>> How can I get this working?
>> Give that user permission to connect to the X server.
>> Check out the xhost man page.
> thanks!
> that's it : )

There are other possibilities, you can for example use some wrapper like
gksu, sux or kdesu. Depending on your setup, these programs may be more
secure than xhost.

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com>
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