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Old 12-06-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
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gentoo + odd error message

Hey everyone, this has been going on for a while now and i havent found a solution but

everytime i use a terminal window for a while like run a lot of commands for example (emerge program).. then when i go to run the "graphical" program i get this:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

(fluxmenu:6647): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

in this case i tried to run fluxmenu.. and the only way i can run it is if i close the terminal and open a new one.. then it works..

anyone know how to fix this ?
Old 12-07-2005, 03:03 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
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to me it sounds like after you emerge (which is as root) you try to run the application still under the root account. So when you close the terminal and open a new terminal and do the command it works because you are doing the command as the current logged on user instead as root.
Old 12-07-2005, 07:43 PM   #3
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yes.. but then in that new terminal.. i log back as root and run it and bingo.. it works!


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