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Re: cannot open dislpay: debian:0.0

Ran into this sometime back myself.. it was related to gdm options. something about a -nolisten option

James Tappin wrote:
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 02:12:34 -0800
"Kevin" <kevin@robertsesq.com> wrote:

If I try xhost +localhost
xhost:  unable to open display "debian:0.0"

3 alternatives spring to mind; either:
xhost +debian # as the original user
export DISPLAY=localhost:0 # as root before running make xconfig
or even:
ssh -X root@localhost # instead of su

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