Re: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Niels Larsen wrote:
> I am using debian sarge.
> When I try to run: "sudo synaptic" I get the below warning.
> (synaptic:4338): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> I have to my ~/.bash_profile file added following, according to advice from
> some mailing list, but it does not help:
> if [[ -z $DISPLAY ]]; then
> export DISPLAY=:0.0
If sudo is properly set up, you should not need this if statement in
So I guess my first question is how do you have your user set up in
Alternatively, you might want to use "sux" rather than "sudo".