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Old 09-22-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
Drnrg
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.Xauthority?


hey just a quick question, for some reason when i login with my normal user account i cant load up any of the kde administration tools (kde 3.2) for example kuser, it prompts me for the root password, i type it in but then it just does nothing. If i issue this command as root:
cp ~myusername/.Xauthority ~/
it seems to fix it up, is there a more permanent fix to this problem?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 11:20 AM   #2
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hi there


when u do all things on shell then ,then u can do the perform admin (root) jobs with "su"

so what iu think that in case of gui , then since ur .Xauthority files contains he super user status of X server ,so copying the file will work

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Old 09-22-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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hey, thanks for the reply, but i was looking for a more permanent fix to the problem instead of having to copy it every login session
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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hi there

why don't u create a account with root rights and use that,if u are always upto doing some administartor work

regrads
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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then i'd just login as root all the time? i dont need it for very long, i think ive found a fix here under section 9.4.12
 
  


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