Re: how can other users use X?
rich (<email@example.com>) 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.
> 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.
Andreas Janssen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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