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Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 08:28:47 -0500
Kent West <westk@acu.edu> 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
user's xterm.

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