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> Text Editors Not Working Under Root Term
post Oct 3 2003, 02:18 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I'm running mandrake 9.1. In a root terminal when I try to run any text edit I recevie this error:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by Server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server

(gedit:2045): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

This is only in a root terminal though. In a regual user term it work just fine.

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post Oct 3 2003, 04:45 AM
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Its GNU/

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By default, users other than the one logged in can't open X-Windows objects during that session. This is a security feature.

If I am in a terminal window as root(but logged into X as a normal user), I use vi, nano, or pico as my text editor in that window.

If you want to allow anyone logged into the machine to access X, you could issue the command:

xhost +localhost

Then root could display items on your normal user's desktop ... but then other people could look at your desktop as well...if they were logged into the machine.

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