Another debian/X question

Heiko Berges hb-mlist+xfce at
Wed Sep 25 12:54:01 CEST 2002

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 01:52:40AM +0200, wolfgang wrote:
> in redhat 7.3 and xfce, i can su to root and then to another user in an x 
> terminal and afterwards start an X app (xchat, licq) from that xterminal as 
> that other user.
> when trying that in debian, i get something like "unable to open display :" - 
> is there a way to change that?

This looks, as if your default display is not set. Try to start the
application with a  -display :0.0  option (does not work for some
xfce and gtk applications, that use different options) or set the
DISPLAY environment variable to :0.0.

If this were a permission problem you should get a message like:
X Server refused connection.


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