Re: cannot open dislpay: debian:0.0
on Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 10:32:20PM -0800, Kevin (email@example.com) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karsten M. Self" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 9:03 PM
> Subject: Re: cannot open dislpay: debian:0.0
> > on Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 11:35:02PM -0800, Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> > > Please can you help with this error?
> > > Below is the log, env and .bashrc
> > >
> > > DISPLAY=debian:0.0;export DISPLAY
> > More useful information:
> > - What command are you running?
> > - What is the *exact* error message?
> > - How is your root session executing?
You didn't answer this question. Are you logged in directly as root, or
did you run 'su' or 'sudo' from another userid?
> > - 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
> make xconfig
> cannot open display: debian:0.0
That's a bit terser than is useful.
Are you *logged in as root, directly, on an X display?* I doubt it.
The solution I suggested previously should work. Try it and report
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