XFree86 4.0.2 Sent Me To My Room

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Tue Jan 2 06:26:07 PST 2001


That is because you started the server as non-root and then tried to access
your display as root (su login perhaps).  If your network is secure - you
could try xhost + as user that started the X server - then it should accept
any connections.

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Perrin Aybara" <vze24938 at verizon.net>
To: <lfs-apps at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2000 9:00 PM
Subject: XFree86 4.0.2 Sent Me To My Room


> Okay, this is strange.  When I try to run something graphical as root
> (for example, my latest case-in-point: installing realplayer 7), I get
> this:
> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to server
> Error: Can't open display: :0.0
>
> Also, when I check the X server output in a VT, I get:
> AUDIT: Sun Dec 31 21:24:00 2000: 18735 X: client 5 rejected from local
> host
>
> I got this trying to install Real Player 7, I got this when compiling
> the Glade-Perl module (in the "make test" phase it pops up a graphical
> UI you can test out), and I remember getting it a couple other times too
> (I didn't take much notice though, didn't matter at the time for
> whatever reason).  I'm running XFree86 4.0.2 as a normal user (not
> root), and I'm attempting the aforementioned commands as root from an
> Xterm.  I was always able to do such things before, so this is very
> strange for me now.  Thanks in advance...
>
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