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Re: Starting X programs

Dale Scheetz wrote:

> > > Xlib: connectionto ":0.0" refused by server
> > > Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to server
> > > Error: Can't open display: :0.0
> > > 
> > > However, once I installed the menu package, I can run spider from the
> > > menu, but from an xterm I continue to get the above errors.
> > > 
> > > Can anyone clue me as to what is happening?
> > 
> > (I don't use spider myself, though)
> > Have you looked for the menu file of 'spider'? How does it start the
> > program?
> This is not specific to spider. It also occurs with any other program I
> have tried

Are all these programs using X?

> > Another possibility:
> > It looks like something is wrong with your xauth. Try 'xhost +' as a
> > temporary workaround. Maybe menu connects to the correct host by itself?
> I'm not familiar with either of these.
> This is still very strange. The logged in user has permissions that root
> does not? Or is it the fact that the logged in user is the owner of the
> display and root is not?

Exactly. I guess, you su 'ed to root inside an x-term?


 export XAUTHORITY=$HomeOfYourUser/.xauthority

(please check the spelling with man xauth, I can't do it at the moment).




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