Geany: cannot open display

Why if i try to use this command:
sudo geany
i obtain always the message:

Geany: cannot open display

Do not run graphical programs as root with sudo.


su -

or ‘kdesu geany’ or ‘gnomesu geany’.

If you’d searched the forum for “cannot open display”, you’d have found this comes up approximately every three and a half minutes…:wink:

(P.S. why are you coding as root? ;))

Before I have search on google without result.


Now i’m curious why this particular choice in openSUSE?