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Re: Restarting X and screen

From: Tom Scogland
Subject: Re: Restarting X and screen
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:00:11 -0400

That should be because the shells in the screen sessions are authorized for the original X session, but not the new one.  Usually using "xauth merge ~/.Xauthority" or whatever file contains your x authority information should work.  Unfortunately you'll have to do that in each shell inside screen though.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:57 AM, David Collins <address@hidden> wrote:

I use 5 different screen sessions for various different purposes on my
work computer (linux open suse). When the X server is restarted and I
re-attach the screen sessions I can no longer open programs that use
X. The error I get is "cannot open display :0.0" The xterm without the
screen session running can open an X app just fine.

Does anyone have any ways that I can stop this happening, usually it
isn't a problem but on the occsation it does happen I have to restart
the screen session.


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