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Re: [trinity-users] Running GUI programs as root in 14

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:49:56 -0400
Roy J. Tellason, Sr. composed on 2015-08-12 10:05 (UTC-0400):

> Lisi Reisz wrote:

>> Debian has decided not to allow GUI root log-ins.  It is not a case of

I'm not so sure whether it has anything to do with Debian, but rather the
default tdm config file specifies safer when there are alternatives available.

>> "not being bothered", and there is nothing wrong with Konsole (which is
>> supplied by TDE, not Debian).

> I don't know where this is defined,  but if I find it I'm surely going to
> change it!

root@myhost# whoami
root@myhost:~# ps -A | egrep 'mc|onsole'
 1152 ?        00:00:01 konsole
 1167 pts/2    00:00:00 mc
root@myhost:~# uname -a
Linux myhost 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1 (2015-05-24) x86_64
root@gmyhost:~# grep PRETTY /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"
root@myhost:~# egrep 'root|wRoot' /etc/trinity/tdm/tdmrc

> As of this point in time,  I find that if I log in as root in a text
> console,  ignoring the GUI login for the moment,  then I can "startx" and
> it will get me there.  But there's no obvious way to choose what desktop I
> want,  so even though I have several installed (TDE is coming soon!  :-)
> I'm stuck in Xfce.

> Anybody know how to fix either of these things?

Man startx.

Simply startx works here with TDE as the already selected/default session.
startx /opt/trinity/bin/starttde also works here, but it disregards my xrandr
display startup commands in /etc/X11/*.
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