Pieter Donche wrote:
On Fri, 15 May 2009, Mike Clarke wrote:On Friday 15 May 2009, Pieter Donche wrote: I see from your original post that you're using KDE so you could try a third way: Use <ALT + F2> to open the run dialog. Enter xpdf or whatever in the "Command area. Click on "Options", select "Run as a different user and fill in the username and password for root.OK, this works..Also the other method (extract a $DISPLAY from ~/.Xauthority and nerging in /root/.Xauhtority also works now, but my DISPLAY was not :0.0 but MYPCHOSTNAME:0(from a windows PC I was logged on to the FreeBSD machine using XMing X-windows terminal emulator)
You do realise that you have now told the whole world that you use an unencrypted X session over a network? That's at least as bad -- probably worse -- than using rsh(1) or unencrypted telnet. I hope you haven't logged into any sensitive accounts or typed a credit card number into a web browser over that link...You'ld be well advised to install putty on your windows box and use the ability to tunnel X over a SSH connection.
Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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