Re: login as root to GUI
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:52:42PM CEST, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> 20/05/2011 11:49, Erwan David wrote:
> > On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:04:26AM CEST, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> Thanks for correcting me, it's good to know it if the firewall allows
> connections from the outside. Otherwise the security risk seems pretty
> low, or am I missing something juicy here ?
Yes it is low, however, it is better to directly get the good habits.