[FC3] Differences in ssh or Xauthorization...

Dwaine Garden DwaineGarden at rogers.com
Tue Jul 27 04:39:48 UTC 2004

Harry Putnam wrote:

>In past versions I've been able to access root while in $user X
>session like this:
>  xterm -e ssh root at localhost
>That would bring up an xterm with a password request.  Once logged in
>this root xterm would then have priviledges to run X applications in
>users X session.  It could start its own `netscape' session for
>I don't normally run netscape as root but am using it here for a clear
>example.  The real apps I'm having this problem with are things like
>emacs or gvim.  
>In FC3, when I do this, the root xterm cannot get access to my user
>display.  I get errors like:
>  Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
>I know about `xhost' and the X11 forwarding of ssh (which is set to
>YES) but in the past nothing like that was necessary.
>Anyone know what changes are causing this?
Worked fine on my box...


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