[lug] Changing paths

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Apr 4 23:22:38 MDT 2000

Wayde Allen wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, D. Stimits wrote:
> > 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
> > guessing*.
> But wouldn't xauth only affect X-sessions?  I'm coming in to my work
> machine through the NIST modem pool, and then rlogin into my office
> machine.  Since X isn't involved I'm more inclined to think I'm seeing
> something in the login scripts somewhere.  Unfortunately I'm a very poor
> shell programer.
> - Wayde
>   (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)
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Correct. I didn't look close enough at the original to know whether
you were doing anything through X (I skim through my email too fast).

The reason I had thought of it is that anytime an application refuses
to run and you are in X, and you don't know for certain the user name
it is running under, xauth is suspect. I'd assumed your program was
being run suid some system user such as "nobody", or some daemon

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