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Re: [opensuse] Getting error "cannot connect to X server" when using sudo to run a program
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 16:24:57 -0500
  • Message-id: <20070118212457.GN4983@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Andy Harrison <aharrison@xxxxxxxxx> [01-18-07 16:23]:
> 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

If kdesu will get there, root IS allowed....

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