Re: cannot open dislpay: debian:0.0
on Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 11:35:02PM -0800, Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Please can you help with this error?
> Below is the log, env and .bashrc
> DISPLAY=debian:0.0;export DISPLAY
> root@debian:/root # env
> PS1=root@debian:$PWD #
> SSH_CLIENT=10.100.4.117 2842 22
> This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
> way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
> to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
> please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
> XFree86 Version 184.108.40.206 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
More useful information:
- What command are you running?
- What is the *exact* error message?
- How is your root session executing?
- Are you local or remote on this box?
If you are logged in as a nonprivileged user, are 'su'd or 'sudo'd to
root, and are attempting to run an X client, try specifying the local
display *and* merging xauth records, as root:
# export DISPLAY=<local display>
# xauth merge ~/<nonprivileged user>/.Xauthority
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