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Old 08-17-2003, 03:50 AM   #1
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Can't launch X apps when 'su'd as another user

When I try and launch an app as another user, I get the :

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server

message. What should I be doing? I don't want to have to log out and in again as another user...

Old 08-17-2003, 04:57 AM   #2
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Before you switch user, try to type this command in the console :
xhost +localhost
Old 08-17-2003, 06:13 AM   #3
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Or just "xhost +" to lett all users access the X server.
Old 08-17-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!


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