[gobolinux-users] numlock on

Viola Zoltán violazoli at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 06:40:15 UTC 2006

I see, I have any problem:

vz at Csiszilla ~]su -
root at Csiszilla ~]numlockx off
Error opening display!


2006/11/8, Lucas C. Villa Real <lucasvr at gobolinux.org>:
> On 11/8/06, Viola Zoltán <violazoli at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The numlockx package have I installed, and work in virtual terminals
> > correct, when I typed numlockx on/off - but only, if I am not the
> > root!
> >
> > Voilá:
> >
> > root at Csiszilla KDE-Base/3.5.3/Shared/config/kdm]numlockx off
> > Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> > Xlib: No protocol specified
> You're probably doing a "su -". You need to specify, as the user who
> logged in the graphical environment, that other users are able to open
> programs in your desktop too. To do that, run the following command as
> a regular user in the X terminal: "xhost +localhost". Also, take note
> of the output for "echo $DISPLAY".
> After you run "su -", type "export DISPLAY=<string>", where <string>
> is the value reported by the previous 'echo' command.
> Please note that this will make it possible for any user logged in
> your computer to simply export that variable and open new graphical
> processes on your screen.
> This set of commands is not needed if you supress the "-" in the 'su' command.
> --
> Lucas
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