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Re: login as root to GUI

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:04:26AM CEST, "tv.debian@googlemail.com" <tv.debian@googlemail.com> said:
> 19/05/2011 18:17, Dick Bayerl wrote:
> > I am frustrated.  I have tried installing both UBUNTU and DEBIAN with
> > the same problem.  I never can login to root so I can't make changes to
> > various files.  Not the owner.  I am just now installing DEBIAN on a
> > second machine and keeping careful notes about the password to see if
> > that will work.  I really like the idea of working with DEBIAN and hope
> > I can get past this issue.
> > Dick Bayerl
> > 
> > 
> Hi, don't login as root in X, instead deactivate temporarily X-session
> access control, and launch desired gui tool as root:
> xhost +
> sudo whatever_gui_tool

NOT xhots + !!!
If you have to widen, just do xhost +local:

First command opens to the whole internet, second one only to connnections from localhost.

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