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Old 07-18-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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Error with firestarter.

I opned a shell and logged in as root but when i type firestarter i get this.

root@User:/home/User# firestarter
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

(firestarter:887): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Any idea how to fix this ?
Old 07-18-2004, 01:54 AM   #2
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Fixed error.
Old 07-18-2004, 02:18 AM   #3
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If you post your solution, you might help out someone who has a similar problem in the future.
Old 07-18-2004, 07:28 AM   #4
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Although I am not positive and I would appreciate the original poster posting their answer... I have run into the problem myself in the past and found the following works:

xhost +

You must run this from the local machine. Usually you see this only when trying to open a window on a remote box or with some programs that don't play nice. Sorry, I don't know exactly what these programs are doing but I suspect they are changing their effective user id too early.
Old 07-29-2004, 09:27 PM   #5
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Here is how you solve that problem

As user type: $xhost +
As root: #DISPLAY=localhost:0.0

To go back to user do it inverse.


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