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Old 11-13-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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synaptic won't work

When I try to start synaptic I get:

linux:/usr/sbin # synaptic
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

(synaptic:5297): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

What am I doing wrong?
Old 05-16-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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It may be your pygtk2 file is not appropriate for synaptic. How did you load synaptic?
Old 05-16-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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On some distros you cant run gui programs unless you are the user who logged in (therefore started the x session). You can sort this problem out by doing "xhost +" as the user who logged in first, then switching to the new user using "su" and then runing the application you want.


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