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I am connecting to a Linux server using Xming and putty on a Windows PC (necessary since Oracle does not provide collaborative support directly with Linux). If I login as ...
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    xming, putty, switching users


    I am connecting to a Linux server using Xming and putty on a Windows PC (necessary since Oracle does not provide collaborative support directly with Linux). If I login as a user and try XWindow features such as xclock it works fine. If I "su -" as a another user and then try XWindow I get "Xlib: PuTTY X11 Proxy: wrong authentication protocol attempted". Can anyone tell me what is going on here?

    "xhost +" has been run.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    If you use su - rather than su you are enabling the path of the other user. If possible I would exclude that option which should allow you to continue using the same X session.

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    I have never tried the option you mentioned. Do you have any details on that?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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