PAM, X11, and su as a normal user?
Steven G. Kargl
kargl at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Fri Sep 5 12:18:42 PDT 2003
After a few hours of frustation, it's time to ask a question.
I have 2 accounts on my machine. I use startx to start
X11 as user kargl. If I then su to user sgk, I cannot
fire up X clients. For example,
troutmask:kargl su sgk
Terminal type set to 'x11'
gnuplot> plot sin(x)
gnuplot: unable to open display 'troutmask.apl.washington.edu:0'
gnuplot: X11 aborted.
I've tried using "xhost sgk@", but this doesn't work.
The only thing I can think of that may need to be
configured is PAM, but the documentation is rather
incomplete. So, anyone know how to setup su to
permit sgk to use X clients?
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