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Re: [SLE] SU can't connect. Why?
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 08:56:27 -0400
  • Message-id: <20030509085627.5b69ab81.gaf@xxxxxxx>
On Fri, 9 May 2003 07:46:50 -0500
Michael Satterwhite <michael@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> This one has to be simple, but I can't find a reason.
> I open a Konsole, run emacs, everything is fine.
> I enter su and the password, try to run emacs and get the following:
> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: No protocol specified
> When I tried to run the mozilla 1.3.1 installer as su, I get the same
> error. It looks to this relative newbie that there is something
> configured that su doesn't have, but what's the missing piece?
Try setting your DISPLAY variable:
export DISPLAY=localhost:

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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