Konsole unable to start xapps as root in Archlinux

Ryo Furue furue at hawaii.edu
Thu Oct 18 23:59:33 BST 2007


| On Thursday 18 October 2007 20:06, Kevin Krammer wrote:
| > On Thursday 18 October 2007, Nigel Henry wrote:
[. . .]
| > % xhost +local:root
[. . .]
| Bingo! Thanks Kevin, that works like magic.
Another method is, as root

   # xauth merge ~username/.Xauthority
   # DISPLAY=:0
   # export DISPLAY

where "username" is the name of the ordinary user
that you were, before "su"-ing.

On a multi-user host, xhost allows other users to use
your screen, so xauth method is a bit better.

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