Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2159
no screensaver when X run as root
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
Run X via 'startx' after a fresh install, xscreensaver
does not run successfully.
"Cannot connect to screen :0
session run as root (0/0)
running as nobody (99/99)
Problems like this are usually due to authorization
problems, did you read the manual?"
I also notice that if I run X as a normal user, and
'su' in a terminal, I cannot start any X clients as
root into that session.
The supreme analness of X in RH6.0 is really becomming
frustrating, and I know it will be so for many users.
We are working on having a 'su' command that will do xauth stuff.
What do you want dave? For us to continue to have a gaping security
hole because we were using xhost for a long time when running X with
startx? xdm/gdm/kdm have been using xauth for ages. You learn to
can you please tell me why xscreensaver is being run as root? I
thought we removed the SUID bit also.
um, I think xscreensaver was running as root for him because
he was running as root. :)
fixed in a later xscreensaver release