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Old 10-02-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
kenneho
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"sudo su - someuser -c xterm" doesn't work


Hi.


I have a user A that need to log into a linux box, change to user B, and then fire up a GUI.

I've tried this:

Code:
[userA@server ~]$ sudo su - userB -c "xterm" 
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
Running "echo $DISPLAY" shows the same value for user A as for user B when I first run "sudo su - userB".

I thought that if the $DISPLAY variable is set correctly this would work, but apparently it doesn't. Does anyone else here know how to get this working?

kenneho

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I'm SSH-ing into the server, and have x-forwading enabled.

Last edited by kenneho; 10-02-2009 at 08:06 AM.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Do it one step at time, first switch users then execute the command.
 
  


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