Matthew Seaman wrote: > > If all your X sessions are local to you machine (and possibly even if > they aren't), then try setting the DISPLAY variable to :0.0 -- you'll > need to repeat the fun'n'games with xauth to match the new $DISPLAY > setting.
Thanks for the hint. I took the rather draconian action of deleting user sgk's .Xauthority file. Then I used xauth to merge in user kargl's entire .Xauthority. This appears to work only if I use "su -l sgk". I guess I'm inheriting something in the environment that X doesn't lik when I use "su sgk". BTW, I had no problems with this until a few months ago. At that point in time /etc/pam.d/system was added to PAM. The cvs log message suggests to me that PAM is somehow involved because it was stated that a misconfigured /etc/pam.d/system could have bad effects on login(1) and su(1). -- Steve http://troutmask.apl.washington.edu/~kargl/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"