Sehr geehrter Dr. Nikolaus Klepp, > Ok. To run programs as root on X11 you need to transfer X credentials > to root. This can be done by hand (eek!) or just use "sux". Probably also the reason sux is dead upstream and sux was pretty much a Debian issue. To /etc/pam.d/su add: ---8<--- # Forward xauth keys between users if invoker is root or UID 1000 or higher session optional pam_xauth.so systemuser=999 --->8--- A 6 year old patch, that still works. Regards, Peter.