Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492261
xterm works as root, not as a normal user
Last modified: 2009-03-31 09:38:36 EDT
Created attachment 336764 [details]
attachment with results of $ strace -o xterm.log xterm
Description of problem: cannot start xterm as normal user; as root there is no problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: in a gnome desktop use Alt-F2 to run application, enter xterm and press enter. Nothing happens. Open a gnome-terminal, type xterm [enter], nothing happens.
In a gnome-terminal, su to root (su - , enter root password), type xterm, you get a xterm.
Selinux is in permissive mode (does not change a thing from targeted mode)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. su - to root
3. type xterm, then it works; under a normal user it does not work
xterm is borked for a normal user. I cannot use the citrix client because of this, I need to elevate privileges to be able to run programs that in fedora 9 run perfectly fine with the users privileges.
I expect xterm to work as a normal user.
attachment with results of strace -o xterm.log xterm
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 491813 ***