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Re: KDE Adept updater, Synaptic apt-get, Xserver issue (RESOLVED)

On Wednesday 03 October 2007 10:31, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:17:44AM -0500, John W. Foster wrote:
> > I have seen this for years but until now I just left it alone. I now need
> > to be able to allow someone else to do some of the system updating & they
> > are not as experienced as I so they are less likely to perceive this as
> > simply a quirk. When I do an update or any other function from the
> > xserver screen in KDE with any Debian system update app I get this
> > message from the app:
> >
> >
> > dpkg-preconfigure: cannot connect to X server :0.0
> > debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Kde
> debconf is set to use KDE as its frontend, which means it needs access
> to the xserver, but the X environment is setup for whatever user
> initiated this session.
> > debconf: (DISPLAY problem?)
> > debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
> a sane fall back position.
> > Preconfiguring packages ...
> > (Reading database ... 398019 files and directories currently installed.)
> >
> > It is a source of irritation to me. I tried switching the Xwrapper.config
> > to "allowed_users=anybody" (against my better judgement) but that did not
> > fix the problem. I do not run these as root but instead use the root
> > password from the xserver screen when asked for it.
> well, which app specifically do you want this person to use?
> I would recommend that you
> dpkg-reconfigure debconf -plow
YEP! That gets rid of the error messages, & that is what I was trying to 
> to setup debconf for a console based front-end -- either dialog or
> curses.
> the other option is to set up a proper X environment for root that
> gets invoked when you run these apps. I don't know how to do this
> without reading some manpages, but it involves preserving the users
> environment when swithcing over to root's environment and is probably
> not advised.
You are correct-that is not an acceptable procedure (for me)
Thanks for the help!
> A

John W. Foster

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