[SunRescue] Dumb question of the week
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Tue Mar 13 12:52:31 CST 2001
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&%*@&#! Why is it that you never see that somebody else has already
answered it until AFTER you post the answer, too????
Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Stefan Hames wrote:
> > I'm running Solaris 7 on my SS5/170 as a regular user, not root. I
> > tried to run ArcView on the same machine and got an error message
> > instead:
> > redtail% arcview
> >  3348
> > redtail% Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> > Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
> Not really a dumb question. My first question is who are you logged
> in as? i.e. Who started the X server?
> I'm betting root did. It's coincidental that root works, it's not
> a superuser thing, it's X permissions (xauth).
> The quick easy workaround is "xhost +localhost". But this allows
> ANY user on the local box to throw things at your screen. As one
> who participated in X "fights" back in college, I can say this leaves
> you open a bit. The better way to fix it is to look at the man page
> to xauth, since I still don't understand the better way =)
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