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Old 06-25-2005, 03:01 AM   #1
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xhost+ Unable to open Display

I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and I have ran the following command successfully:

export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0

but after this, when I ran the xhost +, it gave the following error:


_X11TransSocketINETConnect() can't get address for localhost:6000: Temporary fai
lure in name resolution
xhost: unable to open display "localhost:0.0"


Please help.

Old 06-26-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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When this happens to me, it's because i'm not using the account of the user logged in the X session. I mean: Sometimes, I log into my KDE session with my mortal user, I open the terminal, su to root, and then if I try to xhost+ a host, it could fail. If it does, I open another terminal, and from my mortal user, I do the xhost+ and it normally works. Hope that works for you too.


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