aticonfig problem - X needs to be running

I am trying to use overdrive commands via aticonfig.

when I use

aticonfig --odgt

or anything related, I get an error:

[ERROR - X needs to be running to perform AMD Overdrive(TM) commands](

since I am typing this into a Konsole window, I’m pretty sure X is running.

From what I gather, aticonfig looks for xinit (maybe)

any help?

Suse 12.3

And how exactly are you running aticonfig?
If you use “su” or “sudo” to get root privileges it won’t find the X session on openSUSE.
You have to use “su -” (notice the ‘-’) to switch to root.


I looked on dozens of other forums for the answer and not one mentioned su -

One million internets to you sir!