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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.75 2004/11/18 01:12:58 bennyc Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.76 2004/11/28 15:08:40 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/faq.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
7<author title="Previous Chief Architect"> 7<author title="Previous Chief Architect">
38please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team. 38please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.
39</abstract> 39</abstract>
40 40
41<license/> 41<license/>
42 42
43<version>2.10</version> 43<version>2.11</version>
44<date>November 17, 2004</date> 44<date>2004-11-28</date>
45 45
46<chapter> 46<chapter>
47<title>Featured Questions</title> 47<title>Featured Questions</title>
48<section> 48<section>
49<title>Getting Started</title> 49<title>Getting Started</title>
169 <uri link="#numlock">How do I get numlock to start on boot?</uri> 169 <uri link="#numlock">How do I get numlock to start on boot?</uri>
170 </li> 170 </li>
171 <li> 171 <li>
172 <uri link="#clear">How do I have my terminal cleared when I log 172 <uri link="#clear">How do I have my terminal cleared when I log
173 out?</uri> 173 out?</uri>
174 </li>
175 <li>
176 <uri link="#suinx">I'm not able to run X applications as root after
177 su'ing</uri>
174 </li> 178 </li>
175</ul> 179</ul>
176 180
177</body> 181</body>
178</section> 182</section>
815<pre caption = "Making new users their terminal clear on logout"> 819<pre caption = "Making new users their terminal clear on logout">
816# <i>echo clear &gt;&gt; /etc/skel/.bash_logout</i></pre> 820# <i>echo clear &gt;&gt; /etc/skel/.bash_logout</i></pre>
817</body> 821</body>
818 822
819</section> 823</section>
824<section id="suinx">
825<title>I'm not able to run X applications as root after su'ing</title>
826<body>
827
828<p>
829This issue seems only to occur when you log on graphically. <c>startx</c> users
830don't have this behaviour. The problem is a <uri
831link="http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14560">bug</uri> in Gentoo's PAM,
832the solution however is quite simple: add the following line to
833<path>/etc/profile</path>.
834</p>
835
836<pre caption="Export the XAUTHORITY">
837export XAUTHORITY="${HOME}/.Xauthority"
838</pre>
839
840</body>
841</section>
842
820</chapter> 843</chapter>
821 844
822<chapter> 845<chapter>
823<title>Maintenance</title> 846<title>Maintenance</title>
824<section id="filecorruption"> 847<section id="filecorruption">

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