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rb:xforwarding [18/07/2019 15:59] (current)
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 +===== Running GUI over ssh with X forwarding and su =====
 +If you need to run jnbSA as root from an su session, it won't work without some prior steps. This is due to the MIT magic cookie not being forwarded from your user session to the root su session.
 +This can be fixed by "​forwarding"​ manually.
 +  - as your ldap user, run ''​echo $DISPLAY''​ and observe the X session id.
 +  - run ''​xauth list''​ to see the cookie'​s in use.
 +  - run ''​sudo su -l''​ and check the $DISPLAY variable is the same. 
 +  - run ''​xauth add <​cookie>'​ where <​cookie>​ is the cookie above corresponding to your xsession, so if your session is localhost:​10.0,​ you would use <​cookie>:​10
 +  - Test with ''​xterm''​ or ''​xclock''​ before trying something more ambitious.
 +  - If this works, cd to ''/​usr/​openv/​netbackup/​bin''​ and run ''​./​jnbSA &''​. You will see the session logfile being created, you can view this with a ''​tail -f''​.
 +  - Log in to the  GUI as required user, not your LDAP account.

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