XHost errors when trying to run programs as root

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If you get errors when you try to run a program as root, use one of these fixes:

  • Log in to normal user, start the program with "kdesu". For example to start kwrite type in terminal: "kdesu kwrite"
  • Another solution is to install the sux program and use that in the place of su in the terminal. It is available through synaptic, kpackage or apt-get install from terminal.
  • Another solution: Execute "xhost +local:root" (as normal user) before you try to run a program as root. To retain this configuration everytime you run Konsole you can add "xhost +local:root>/dev/null" in ~/.bashrc (that's the bash configuration file in home directory)

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