Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463116
yumex - RuntimeError: could not open display
Last modified: 2008-09-23 03:18:19 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ).
When started from terminal then window for root password appears.
After typing password and enter, then nothing happes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Start yumex from terminal.
( first after login in then root window appears, not second time )
[floki@dhcppc3 ~]$ yumex
No protocol specified
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/yumex/yumex.py", line 29, in <module>
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
Same result for starting as root.
[root@dhcppc3 ~]# yumex
It is possible to run yumex in KDE.
(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.
This is not an yumex issue, it is some kind of gtk/X issue.
Try 'xhost +' and the run 'yumex'
( and solves some other problems )