Access X2go with Root account?

Hello, Quickbox forums,

I was wondering if it is possible to log into X2go with the root account?
I did try this but without luck.

Any suggestions? :slight_smile:

Same… it sucks

Hello @vinc1402

I never used it with root account. Did you check the logs?

You are free to find out how to do it :slight_smile:

I did find a way before a fix was posted on a forum but forgot it… will find a way again…

As far as what I know (from reading the manual on X2Go) it is not permitted to use the root account. Apparently you must use a regular user and/or sudo account to access the GUI for X2Go.

A little precursor on that-- You would have to go out of your way to get X to work for “root” as a user. root does not have a home directory, so does not have an .Xauthority file. It is not impossible, but also is not suggested, especially on a server. (and not suggested to allow root to log in remotely…)

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Thank you for the info about this JMSolo, I’m getting a better grip on terminal anyway. I used to reach out to X2go for folder modifications, but I got less trouble just using the command line.

Thank you for creating such an awesome script.