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Thread: Users accessing one another's display.

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    Default Users accessing one another's display.

    When you guys su or su -l in a X terminal as another user and/or root, do your user get a ~/.xauthXXXXXX with the magic cookie of the display owner, which allows him/her to start a GUI application? ... or is that just me?
    If not, under which environment (KDE, Gnome, etc) and how do you start X then?

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    Default Re: Users accessing one another's display.

    Nevermind I found the explanation I was looking for. It is in the module pam_xauth.so, being enabled by default (?) in /etc/pam/su and /etc/pam/su-l ... but not in /etc/pam.d/sudo (interesting enough!).
    6.41.pam_xauth - forward xauth keys between users

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