Another debian/X question

john-thomas richards theolojin at
Wed Sep 25 03:11:47 CEST 2002

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 01:52:40AM +0200, wolfgang wrote:
> in redhat 7.3 and xfce, i can su to root and then to another user in an x 
> terminal and afterwards start an X app (xchat, licq) from that xterminal as 
> that other user.
> when trying that in debian, i get something like "unable to open display :" - 
> is there a way to change that?

if i start x as user abc and su to root and then su to abc, i can start
xapps from an x terminal.  i cannot if i start x as abc, su to root,
then su to efg because efg has no rights to abc's display (i am running

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