Opening GUI as another user

Michel D'HOOGE list.dhooge at
Wed Sep 20 06:30:21 UTC 2006

> But you should specify the host being permitted, as xhost offers some
> protection for X in a networked environment, by automatically blocking
> untrusted connections. Try  xhost + localhost, or xhost + timmy, or the
> correct hostname and stick with

Using just "xhost +" can be seen as a quick hack to test where your X
connection is blocked. But you must return ASAP to a more secure
configuration. Whenever security is involved, I believe that RTFM is the
rule :-)

BTW, I am not 100% sure but IIRC xhost is now deprecated in favour of
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