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Old 11-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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run program as different user

I'm trying to run a program as a different user by opening an xterm
su otheruser and then entering the command.

h2gofast@h2:/home/h2$ xmms
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

** CRITICAL **: Unable to open display
what permissions would I have to change to make this work? or is it not possible?
thanks in advance.
Old 11-26-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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$xhost +
$su userid
Old 11-26-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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thanks dude, you rock.


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