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Old 11-13-2004, 09:17 AM   #1
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xawtv: does anybody know how to solve this ?

When i try to run xawtv (as root) i get this:

This is xawtv-3.93, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.26)
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

Error: Can't open display: :0.0

on slackware 10.

i suppose that there is a problem with xserver but i can't figure out what can be.
radio works fine.
Old 11-13-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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Normaly, it has to be something extremly simple: I have started xawtv from console as root but i have logged as a user. I had logged to system as root and with few ajustments (overlay changed to grab) it worked ok.

Does anybody know how to make xawtv run when i login as user pls ?
Old 11-13-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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this is nifty, you can also use this for remote connections

say you are logged in at :0 (Alt+F7 on slackware) as karlan

you open up a terminal and type the command
"xhost +"

now you go to the root window, assuming you are using bash you type:

"export DISPLAY"

now test it out with xlogo/xeyes, anything opened up in the root terminal should now open up in karlan's X session!

Your welcome


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