Bug 442168 - root - cannot open display
root - cannot open display
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 442061
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-12 06:36 EDT by Flóki Pálsson
Modified: 2008-04-14 08:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-14 05:03:24 EDT
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Description Flóki Pálsson 2008-04-12 06:36:16 EDT
Description of problem:
root can not open gedit

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.
[root@localhost ~]#
Actual results:
gedit does not open file

Expected results:
gedit opens file 

Additional info:
It works for normal user.
It is not only problem with gedit.    Nautilus has same problem 

[floki@localhost ~]$ gedit /var/log/dmesg
[floki@localhost ~]$
Comment 1 Flóki Pálsson 2008-04-13 13:50:54 EDT
Now after clean install fc9 and update all
then this works
Comment 2 Flóki Pálsson 2008-04-13 14:02:06 EDT
After rebooting then the problem is still there. 
Comment 3 Ondrej Vasik 2008-04-14 04:53:33 EDT
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. 
Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2008-04-14 05:03:24 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 442061 ***
Comment 5 Flóki Pálsson 2008-04-14 08:31:36 EDT
It was not sure.  It was me best gess
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