[lug] Changing paths

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Apr 3 18:50:49 MDT 2000

Wayde Allen wrote:
> I recently installed the GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) software on my system,
> and things seem to be working well as long as I'm running from the
> console.  If I try logging into my machine from home it appears that the
> gpg software is no longer in my path.
> I know that there are some differences in security settings depending on
> whether one is logged in from the console versus a remote terminal, but I
> don't recall ever seeing this behavior before.  Any explanations?  I'm
> running Debian 2.1.
> - Wayde
>   (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)
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Just guessing, but xauth mechanism is used on most of the newer
distributions, and will cause problems depending on whether a
particular user is allowed/denied :0.0 screen access. If your software
is running as some other user, xauth is likely denying it. If you
startx as root or a particular user, and gpg is someone else, you'll
need to investigate xauth allowing the other user. *maybe...I'm

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