[plug] apologies, real n00b question.

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Thu Dec 8 20:18:57 WST 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 16:35 +0800, Kirk Turner wrote:
> > > >When I do the xhost, I get :
> > > >db2inst1 at Selous:~> xhost + selous
> > > >xhost:  unable to open display "selous:0"
> What system are you using? I know on debian that remote connections to
> the desktop are disabled by default. I forget the configuration
> setting that turns it back on (I'm not currently on debian) - but I
> normally get around this by using sudo instead to run root commands on
> the existing desktop.
> If it is a permissions issue you might be able to do the following:
> test at localhost:~$ su -
> root at localhost:~# xauth merge ~user/.Xauthority
> root at localhost:~# export DISPLAY=:0.0
> root at localhost:~# xterm #or whatever Xwindow program you want to run
> I grabbed this code from here:
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Security/root-with-x11.html
> Hope that helps,
> Kirk

Thanks, Kirk, it's a SUSE system - I'll try this sometime, when time
isn't so pressing.
Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>

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