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Old 11-02-2004, 12:07 PM   #1
nemesix
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connection refused by X server for root user


When I open X based applications like XMMS as a normal user, I am able to, but when I try to do so as root I get the following error message:

Xlib: connection to "0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Protocol not suppported by server
** CRITICAL ** : Unable to open display

This applies not only to XMMS, but to every other X based application I've tried.

Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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xhost +localhost
 
Old 11-02-2004, 01:33 PM   #3
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xhost + localhost doesn't seem to be helping; it says

xhost: unable to open display ":0.0"
 
Old 11-02-2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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if you're not , you need to enter that comand as the user not root.
 
  


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