Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird
On 9/26/05, Kent West <email@example.com> wrote:
Joel Peter William Pitt wrote:
> 2. Not logging into X as root is another benefit. Running a single X
> client/app as root is different than running all of X as root.
> You can run su within a terminal in X, no one mentioned anything about
> running X as root. That's an aside from whether to use su or sudo for
But not X apps. Not without tinkering with Xauthority files.
I agree also, in general su is fine for a single-user machine, there *are* benefits to using sudo though.
I am confused however, since I'm reasonably sure I haven't tinkered
with my Xauthority files - ie they are the debian default - and yet
synaptic has no problem running from su.