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    Default Gtk warning while launching application

    after installation of a s/w for authentication from my ISP I couldnt launch the same and the following msg appears

    pradipta@linux-auem:~> sudo sifyconnect
    root's password:
    pradipta@linux-auem:~>
    (sifyconnect:5062): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

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    Default Re: Gtk warning while launching application

    As KDE user use kdesu, as Gnome user use gnomesu for starting X programs as another user (roor in this case).
    These tools will take care for telling the application on which display it should run and it will also take acr for the allowance on that display.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Gtk warning while launching application

    pradiptasaha wrote:
    > after installation of a s/w for authentication from my ISP I couldnt
    > launch the same and the following msg appears
    >
    > pradipta@linux-auem:~> sudo sifyconnect
    > root's password:
    > pradipta@linux-auem:~>
    > (sifyconnect:5062): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:


    You probably need to run gtksudo instead of sudo?

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    Default Re: Gtk warning while launching application

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Howorth
    pradiptasaha wrote:
    > after installation of a s/w for authentication from my ISP I couldnt
    > launch the same and the following msg appears
    >
    > pradipta@linux-auem:~> sudo sifyconnect
    > root's password:
    > pradipta@linux-auem:~>
    > (sifyconnect:5062): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:


    You probably need to run gtksudo instead of sudo?
    Hey, go wash out your mouth....

    It's gnomesu, kdesu or xdg-su -c on openSUSE!

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    Default Re: Gtk warning while launching application

    bingo ... "gnomesu sifyconnect " worked ...thnx for taking interest in this thread to all of you , especially to hcvv and malcolmlewis

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    Default Re: Gtk warning while launching application

    You are welcome. It wasn't too difficult, has been asked a few times more.
    Henk van Velden

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