Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird
On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 08:28:47 -0500
Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Steve Lamb wrote:
> >Kent West wrote:
> >>And when you need to run an X app? Ah, gotta muck around
> >>with Xauthority files now.
> > I've yet to see an X app that needs me to have root.
> > Chances are if such
> >a beast exists I don't need it.
> /usr/bin/synaptic, at least on my box.
Then that's a bug in synaptic. Non-priv users should be able
to run the program, which should then prompt for the root
> (Granted, I don't use synaptic, but the point is that some
> X apps require root; this is just an example.)
>From an xterm:
$ su -m
Then you can run /usr/sbin/synaptic from a # prompt in a