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  1. #1
    chavanak NNTP User

    Default Error opening terminal with root privilege in suse


    Hi,
    Recently I switched over from Ubuntu to open suse 11. Everything is
    setup perfectly except for the fact that any command i run with root
    privileges, I get this error:

    (GEDIT:9295): GTK-WARNING **: CANNOT OPEN DISPLAY:


    Can anyone please tell me the solution for this? A quick search in
    google did not help me much.

    Cheers


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  2. #2
    dcengija NNTP User

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    How exactly you try to run the commands as root, within a terminal, with
    su? Did you try sudo?


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  3. #3
    chavanak NNTP User

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    Hi,
    I tried the methods mentioned below:
    sudo gedit
    su--> passwd for root--> gedit
    All within a terminal


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  4. #4
    swerdna NNTP User

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    chavanak;1915189 Wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I tried the methods mentioned below:
    > sudo gedit
    > su--> passwd for root--> gedit
    > All within a terminal

    You should use this variant in openSUSE: gnomesu gedit


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    chavanak NNTP User

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    Thank you very much for the help. The problem is solved


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    mulgau NNTP User

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    And a big thanks from me, am an Ubuntu user but have just installed SUSE
    for a try and have been trolling the 'net all day looking for an answer
    to this. Solved.


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  7. #7
    swerdna NNTP User

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    mulgau;1918248 Wrote:
    > And a big thanks from me, am an Ubuntu user but have just installed SUSE
    > for a try and have been trolling the 'net all day looking for an answer
    > to this. Solved.

    It's a tricky one. Imagine how frustrated I felt in Ubuntu typing
    gnomesu gedit and nothing happened. At least Ubuntui said the
    package wasn't installed which gave me a clue about sudo after a few
    minutes.

    And for the Kubuntu expats, "kdesu kwrite" is a big tip.


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