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Re: Display problems with woody

Bill Barnes wrote:
> Hello List:
> Just ran a dist-upgrade from woody, kde2, helixcode.
> Now gedit opens a display as non-root user, but as root, says
>  Xlib: connection :0.0 refused by server
>  Xlib: client is not authorized to connect to server
>  gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0
> there is an environment variable \ 'DISPLAY=:0' for user and root.
> Had no trouble with this prior to upgrade.
> Can you help?
> Thanks,
> Bill
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is the x display owned by a user other that root?

e.g. login to gdm/xdm as jdoe, open an xterm and su to root.
   Now you have a root shell with the display owned by jdoe.

if you want to let root use your display then add him in you xauth


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