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Old 07-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
danritter
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Question How do I give root console access to x-org?


When I go to the console and use the su command to get root access I can't run any x windows programs. For example.

dan@Linux1:~$ su
Password:
root@Linux1:/home/dan# konqueror
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

konqueror: cannot connect to X server :0.0
root@Linux1:/home/dan#

I understand the problem is that root console doesn't have permission to access x-org. So how do I give it permission? And does anyone know why ubuntu or kubuntu doesn't have this automatically configured? I've used a large number of distributions and I think this is the first time I've run into this problem.

Thank 8-)
 
Old 07-09-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danritter
When I go to the console and use the su command to get root access I can't run any x windows programs. For example.

dan@Linux1:~$ su
Password:
root@Linux1:/home/dan# konqueror
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

konqueror: cannot connect to X server :0.0
root@Linux1:/home/dan#

I understand the problem is that root console doesn't have permission to access x-org. So how do I give it permission? And does anyone know why ubuntu or kubuntu doesn't have this automatically configured? I've used a large number of distributions and I think this is the first time I've run into this problem.

Thank 8-)
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
 
Old 07-09-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danritter
When I go to the console and use the su command to get root access I can't run any x windows programs. For example.

dan@Linux1:~$ su
Password:
root@Linux1:/home/dan# konqueror
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

konqueror: cannot connect to X server :0.0
root@Linux1:/home/dan#

I understand the problem is that root console doesn't have permission to access x-org. So how do I give it permission? And does anyone know why ubuntu or kubuntu doesn't have this automatically configured? I've used a large number of distributions and I think this is the first time I've run into this problem.

Thank 8-)
Try with this in your /root/.bashrc.

Code:
## allows me to run X program as root

export XAUTHORITY=/home/dan/.Xauthority
 
  


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