[PLUG] Opening X app when su root

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.dyndns.org
Sat Sep 18 16:16:26 PDT 2004


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Michael Rasmussen <mikeraz at patch.com> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 07:53:08AM -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
>> so I can add fonts to what OO.o sees. The X server responds that it cannot
>> open the display.
>
> It's a permissions issue.  Before you 'su -' run the command `xhost +`.

xhost + is not what you want, that allows anyone, anywhere access to
your X session's I/O.  This is a Bad Thing(tm).
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