Re: login as root to GUI

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:49:12AM +0200, Erwan David wrote:
NOT xhots + !!!
If you have to widen, just do xhost +local:

First command opens to the whole internet, second one only to connnections from localhost.

There are better methods than even xhost +local -- if you have a local ssh server and allow root logins,

ssh -X root@localhost

Or, you can give your root user access to your X authority

# xauth merge ~user/.Xauthority

(with gdm3 you may need to inspect your XAUTHORITY variable to see
where it lives, e.g. /var/run/gdm3/auth-for-user-XXXXXX/database)

Of course the aformentioned gksu and gksudo try to be as safe as possible.

Jon Dowland

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