Another debian/X question
GeneralP.Fault at gmx.net
Wed Sep 25 12:12:13 CEST 2002
In an older episode (Wednesday 25 September 2002 03:11), john-thomas richards
> 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.
> 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
that is exactly what i want to change.
even if i su to root, i could not start xchat as root either (which i wouldnt
really want to do of course) - and it doesnt make sense to me that even root
has no rights to abc's display. since i am the only "real" user on the box, i
don't consider that a privacy/security requirement either.
i consider it safer to not run irc/icq clients as my normal user to prevent
access to my personal data tho.
i remember that debian is more picky about X server permissions, but dont
understand the details and where to change that behaviour ...
paranoia does not mean they're not after you.
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