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Re: [opensuse] Getting error "cannot connect to X server" when using sudo to run a program
  • From: "Andy Harrison" <aharrison@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:20:35 -0500
  • Message-id: <a22ff2940701181320m5d548f60y23ec6c2e367c68c4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 1/18/07, Graham Smith <gqs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I get "cannot connect to X server" error when I try to run the program on my
laptop. If I use kdesu I have no problem but I don't want to use it as it
means I have to enter the root password each time I run the command.

Make sure that root is allowed to use your X server. From a regular
shell prompt:

xhost +SI:localuser:root

Andy Harrison
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