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Re: [SLE] Firefox X display problem--Start Again
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 09:35:08 +0100
  • Message-id: <200502210935.09163.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 21 February 2005 02:29, Chris Carlen wrote:
> anok@ting:~> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
> (firefox-bin:5671): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

"XDM authorization key matches an existing client" doesn't mean "you are not
authorized". This is an old problem and it has nothing to do with running as
root, so sux or kdesu won't help

Here's what you need to do: first turn off x authentication completely with
"xhost +" (run as your regular user). Then run firefox once and let it start
up, then close it down and re-enable x authentication with "xhost -" (again,
run as your regular user). After that, things should work again as normal

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