We had a long thread going about this a while ago, but nobody came up with a solution. In Slackware 9.1 neither "su" or "su -" will allow you to launch an X application from a terminal.
Which is a bit of a pain if you've installed your kernel sources in /usr/src/ and want to run make xconfig as root to configure them (the workaround is to do "kdesu make xconfig" as a normal user in /usr/src/linux).
I've just been reading the UK Edition of Linux Magazine and there it tells you how to change this behaviour (it looks similar to jplev22's solution and is also temporary, until the next reboot).
Basically my question is the same as jplev22's, how do I permanently allow X applications to be launched by a user who has "su"-ed into root in an xterm?
Last edited by amos; 02-15-2004 at 11:27 AM.