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Old 09-01-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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help on installing openoffice in suse

hi im trying to install openoffice-1.1.2 in suse as root by issuing "./setup -net" after which as normal user i can issue soffice to have the files installed locally in my home folder. but when i install as root i got this error see below for the error.

cm192:/home/darkstar/OOo_1.1.2_LinuxIntel_install # ./setup -net
glibc version: 2.3.3
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

./setup: cannot connect to X server :0.0

i get this error whenever i try installing as root, but as normal user its goes fine without the error.

any help on this?

thank you.
Old 09-01-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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Suse should have RPMs for OpenOffice. No need to use the stock installer.
Old 09-01-2004, 11:44 PM   #3
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hmmm, you know i installed the openoffice by logging in as root from there i issued "./setup -net" then logout when in as normal user then "soffice" and it worked, but if i had to do as normal user then su to root it wont work!! then same error as i posted previously.

i want to know what causes this error? is my XF86Config file settings wrong?

thank you.
Old 09-02-2004, 09:43 AM   #4
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first do xhost +localhost as a normal user, then su to root and run the installer
Old 09-02-2004, 09:32 PM   #5
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ok. but im getting the same error, i dont understand-i dont get this in FC1 and FC2.
Old 09-04-2004, 12:59 AM   #6
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xhost +

only. This will disable xhost control, so use with care.


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