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 #!/bin/sh 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/ "The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I haven't figured out how to light the middle yet" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"