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Old 12-17-2003, 06:24 AM   #1
indigojo_uk
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Allowing root to use X


Does anyone know how to allow 'root' to use the X server when a common user is logged in? Whenever I try to run an X program as root, I get a message like this:

linux:/home/indigojo # yast2 &
[1] 2085
linux:/home/indigojo # Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

y2controlcenter: cannot connect to X server :0.0

How do I sort this out? I would have thought that root would have access to the X server anyway?!
 
Old 12-17-2003, 06:25 AM   #2
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BTW I'm using SuSE v9 professional
 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:46 AM   #3
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i'm no guru... but the short of the answer is that only one user has access to an x session at a time.

i get around it by issuing
Code:
 xhost +localhost
then switch to root, and run yast2
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:38 AM   #4
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Thanks ... I had heard of xhost +localhost but I didn't realise you had to type it *before* going into root mode. I thought root had general access as with the file system.
 
  


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