What is causing this problem with :0?

Joel Uckelman uckelman at nomic.net
Wed Nov 19 16:56:15 UTC 2003

Thus spake Gilbert Sebenste:
> 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!

If you're using GDM as your login manager, then these options are coming 
from your /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf.

"-nolisten tcp" isn't the cause of your problem unless what you're trying 
to do is have X listen for connections from remote machines.


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