How to run GUI admin tools remotely?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Mon Jan 26 17:26:14 UTC 2009

Chris G wrote:

> but this doesn't:-
>     chris at garage:~$ su
>     Password: 
>     root at garage:/home/chris# ck-launch-session
>     X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
>     root at garage:/home/chris# 
> I'm sure I didn't get that X11 error the last time I tried it!  It
> still has the DISPLAY variable set correctly, I checked.
> Oh well, I can get it to work so that's all I need really.

That's probably the .Xauthority file issue I addressed in my first reply
to this thread.  The HOME variable gets overwritten by su

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