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Old 02-01-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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cannot bring up kwrite from shell

I just loaded slackware. In the shell I was automatically a root user so I changed created new user. As the new user i cannot bring up kwrite. Its say "cannot connect to X Server"...I wanted to put some Perl code in the text editor. Thanks in advance..
Old 02-01-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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You must be logged in to the X-server as whatever user you are trying to run kwrite as to run it like that.

If you want to run a GUI program as a user that is not logged into X, you can do this:
$ kdesu -u <user> <command>
Old 02-01-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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I think I missed something during the initial install..I did leave the computer for a few minutes. Because I did not get the "darknight login:" screen. so i automatically login as root when I start you think that is what happened? the darknight login:" timed out now it starts as root.


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