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Re: howto make root emacs open in X

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 03:36:33PM +0100, Axel Freyn wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 03:19:03PM +0100, Tom Rauchenwald wrote:
> > Harry P <reader@newsguy.com> writes:
> > 
> > > I'm running a recently installed lenny with default xfce desktop.
> > >
> > > While working in the X session I often ssh to root@localhost for a
> > > root shell and have one running as I work.  I'd like to be able to
> > > open emacs from that root shell and have the emacs instance open in
> > > the X session instead of a inside the root shell in console mode as it
> > > currently does.
> > 
> > ssh -X root@localhost
> Why do you use ssh to connect to the local machine? I would propose to
> use "su" to switch to a root account. In order to allow root the access
> to the X-Server, it is sufficient to set the environment-variables 
> DISPLAY=":0"
> XAUTHORITY="/home/username/.Xauthority"
> , "username" beeing the user who is running the X-session.

I was thinking the same but as I checked my sid machine, I have

Important here is new user's XAUTHORITY should be the same, I think.

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