KDE & xhost
paul at sprakes.co.uk
Thu Nov 7 11:44:06 PST 2002
I'm having a problem launching KDE file manager in super user mode when logged
in as a normal user (i.e nothing happens). Apparently, this has something to
do with xhost and a dir in /tmp called mcop-<usrname>.
According to a bug comment at kde.org the fix for this is to rm the mcop dir
and type "xhost +" before going to init 5 and this works. The problem is it
doesn't survive a reboot and apparently "xhost +" is a security problem as it
could allow anyone on the net to access my machine.
So the questions are:
Where should I stick the xhost command?
If xhost + has security problems, what should I use.
P.S. I've tried reading up on xhost & xauth, but it's not making sense. The
docs seem to assume your already familiar with X (which i'm not).
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