Originally posted by snatale1
There is no need to log in as root....ever, su'ing when needed is the exact same thing.
That's what I thought, too, but the install failed when logged in as SU but worked fine logged in as root. I thought root had all priviledges... I'm suprised a normal user has to explicitly allow others, even root, to interact with X.
Suse 9.2 is the only distro I've tried (out of FC3, LM10.1, Ubuntu 4.1, and Slack 10.1) where I have to run xhost. What is different about SuSE that requires xhost?
Thanks for the replies.