On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 08:11:21AM -0700 I heard the voice of
Steven G. Kargl, and lo! it spake thus:
> 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".

FWIW, I just plain 'su' to root (toor, rather, but that's not relevant)
and use a one-off script to merge keys for running X apps:

root% cat /root/xauthset 
xauth -f /home/fullermd/.Xauthority extract - $DISPLAY | xauth merge -

Never had any problems out of it.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Systems/Network Administrator |  http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/

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      haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"
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