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Re: [SLE] Firefox can't open display
  • From: Chris Carlen <crobc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 07:34:07 -0800
  • Message-id: <4218ADEF.6070006@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Chris Carlen <crobc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> [02-19-05 22:08]:

xhost +localhost

Then it worked. But this doesn't work on the other machine.

did you try 'kdesu firefox' or 'sudo firefox' or 'sux firefox' or
logging into an X session as root?

1. I never run X sessions as root.
2. I use sux at a Konsole prompt to become root with the ability to run X programs, to install systemwide any applications that have GUI installers such as OOo, Mozilla, and Fx.
3. Then I run those programs as user.

Thanks for input.

Christopher R. Carlen
SuSE 9.1 Linux 2.6.5

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