What is causing this problem with :0?

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at uni-bielefeld.de
Wed Nov 19 16:40:39 UTC 2003

Am Mi, den 19.11.2003 schrieb Gilbert Sebenste um 17:18:
> Hello all,
> Well, I DID manage to get Fedora 1 installed from hard disk. But now I 
> have a serious problem: I can't write to window ":0". I need to for some 
> background programs I am running.
> OK, on a machine where :0 works on RH 9, doing a grep shows:
> /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth vt7
> But, on my Fedora machine, it shows:
> /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
> I *do* want it to listen, I guess. So, what controls this and how do I fix 
> it to look like the command at top?
> Thank you for any help!

Look at /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf on line 152 onwards. You need to modify
the default setting DisallowTCP=true to false.
You can set that in the login screen tool from the system settings too.


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