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Old 04-27-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
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error starting kate.


im getting this error whenever i start kate.

cm91:/etc/init.d # kate
kate: ERROR: KUniqueApplication: Can't determine DISPLAY. Aborting.
cm91:/etc/init.d #

any idea what is causing this to happen and how can i avoid this?

Old 04-27-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Running X applicaltions on another users X server is not allowed (security issues). Not even root is allowed to, that is why you get the error. Try starting kate from a users command line with 'kdesu kate' or run 'xhost +' as user and then try again as root. A third option is to use ssh: 'ssh -X -l root localhost'
Old 04-27-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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great the first option worked: kdesu kate.



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