Bug 463116 - yumex - RuntimeError: could not open display
yumex - RuntimeError: could not open display
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yumex (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Lauridsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-21 18:08 EDT by Flóki Pálsson
Modified: 2008-09-23 03:18 EDT (History)
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Description Flóki Pálsson 2008-09-21 18:08:40 EDT
Description of problem:
Can not start yumex from menu or terminal.
It is possible to run yumex from another client with ssh connection ( ssh -Y floki@192.168.n.n ).
When started from terminal then window for root password appears. 
After typing password and enter, then nothing happes.  

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Start yumex from terminal.
( first after login in then root window appears, not second time )
Actual results:
[floki@dhcppc3 ~]$ yumex
No protocol specified
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/yumex/yumex.py", line 29, in <module>
    import gtk,gobject
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 79, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 67, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display

Expected results:
Se yumex 

Additional info:
Same result for starting as root. 
[root@dhcppc3 ~]# yumex
Comment 1 Flóki Pálsson 2008-09-21 18:58:20 EDT
It is possible to run yumex in KDE.
Comment 2 Tim Lauridsen 2008-09-22 14:19:43 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> It is possible to run yumex in KDE.

Yes, yumex is a gtk app, so it should run in KDE without any problems.
Comment 3 Tim Lauridsen 2008-09-22 14:21:09 EDT
This is not an yumex issue, it is some kind of gtk/X issue.

Try 'xhost +' and the run 'yumex'
Comment 4 Flóki Pálsson 2008-09-22 18:18:13 EDT
Thank you.
This works. 
( and solves some other problems )

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