running apps as su root
cwarden "at" visa.com
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 21:22:54 +0000
$ xauth extract blah dantooine:1.0
$ su root
# xauth merge blah
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JP Floyd [SMTP:static "at" ionsys.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 12, 1998 8:19 PM
> To: vnc
> Subject: running apps as su root
> Everything works fine here, except for one little (maybe not?) glitch.
> I'm runnin the server on a linux system, and the viewer on a NT 4 box.
> If I try running something on as su root, I'll get the message:
> Xlib: connection to "dantooine:1.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
> xmixer: Can't open display 'dantooine:1.0'.
> If I try and run the same program as a normal user, or even restart
> server under root (something I for obvious reasons don't really care
> do), it'll run fine. No serious issue, I can live with if I have to,
> but if it's just something simple to fix :)
> Other than that however, I almost can't imagine what it what was like
> before vnc came along :)