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Re: Annoying problem with GTK apps

Piero Piutti wrote (08-04-2005 18:12):
I have recently moved to Debian Sarge from "another" distro and I like it a lot, besides a few problems that I'm trying to fix on the way.

One of these is one related to GTK apps: every time I try to run one from the console as root I receive the same error. For istance, if I try to run Synaptics this happens:

adam:~# synaptic

(synaptic:17058): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Instead of using su use "ssh root@localhost" and allow X11Forwarding. That will allow you to run X-programs in your terminal as root.

René Seindal (rene@seindal.dk)
Seindal Consult

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