xhost +localhost

Chris Hodgins chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 15:15:57 PST 2005

Gert Cuykens wrote:
> I# xhost local:
> non-network local connections being added to access control list
> I#
> ok that seems to work a bit better meaning i dont get the message "can
> not start screen saver deamon bl bla bla....." Instead i get a message
> in my log that locking is not enabled ?
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When I configure xscreensaver I use the xscreensaver-demo command.  This 
allows you to set everything up for that user and start and stop the 
xscreensaver daemon.  You run this as the local user.

There is a way to cheat xhosting as root if you are not running 
remotely.  If you simply use "su" instead of "su -" it should keep all 
the environment including the DISPLAY setup correctly.  This seems to 
work well for me.

Generally I do this to xhost from root to my user display.

$ xhost local:
$ su -

# bash
# export DISPLAY=:0
# gcalctool


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