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Old 06-25-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
m1n
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Unhappy X connection from another user over sudo


Hi all. I am the newbiest newbie ever been in linux history. Plese help me. I am unable to run a program from user oracle.

How can i grant newbie to run X from user oracle?

[newbie@server]sudo -s
[root@server]su - oracle
[oracle@server]cd /home/oracle/distr/afg_mk/
[oracle@server]./runInstaller

Got this :

X connection to localhost:11.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).


P.S. I don't know root and oracle password. But have unlimited sudo

Last edited by m1n; 06-25-2009 at 02:06 AM.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 02:21 AM   #2
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help needed...
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:11 AM   #3
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you need to set the DISPLAY environment variable. Do something like this:

[newbie@server]echo $DISPLAY

This should give an output like:
localhost:0.0

Then change the following line
[oracle@server]./runInstaller

to the following:
[oracle@server]DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 ./runInstaller

make sure that if your DISPLAY variable is different to what I wrote above, you enter the correct value instead of "localhost:0.0"

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