Now despite people telling me not to, I started with linux running root (in X) and I honestly don't think I can stop it (they say power corrupts ? hehee >
) anyway as any root user knows, I'll be the target of programs telling me what I can and cannot do (namely use my root account)
Right now it's gtk-gnutella but I've tried this with wine configuration tools and such before... Now I understand it's a security risk, and an even greater one when it comes to running apps as gnutella. So I made a second user, called p2p to run all kinds of apps that didn't like my root account.
Problem is, it spits out a few xlib errors and it's over. I logged in as root (as I always do) and started x, then a terminal using su to become p2p and then I tried launching it. Failure, xlib complains.
Now is there any way I can actually do all this ? Some startup script or something ? I just want to be able to run these programs as a usr so they won't complain and I won't further cripple the security on the machine.
Thanks for your attention