Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442168
root - cannot open display
Last modified: 2008-04-14 08:31:36 EDT
Description of problem:
root can not open gedit
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
[root@localhost ~]# gedit /var/log/dmesg
No protocol specified
cannot open display:
Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available command line options.
gedit does not open file
gedit opens file
It works for normal user.
It is not only problem with gedit. Nautilus has same problem
[floki@localhost ~]$ gedit /var/log/dmesg
Now after clean install fc9 and update all
then this works
After rebooting then the problem is still there.
Could you please specify why you reported that issue against coreutils? I don't
see any connections between that bugzilla and coreutils.
From the error messages I guess you don't have DISPLAY envvar set for root.
Anyway, this has nothing to do with coreutils. And most likely is only issue
with some config file.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 442061 ***
It was not sure. It was me best gess
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