Problems running thunderbird in linux

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Post Posted December 28th, 2003, 3:13 pm


I am using Mandrake linux 9.2 -- i decompressed all of the files into /usr/local/thunderbird, then I tried to run the 'thunderbird' shell script. I keep getting the following error:

[aaron@localhost thunderbird]$ ./thunderbird
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

(thunderbird-bin:4165): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

There is no help anywhere on installing under linux, just under windows, so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong.

Can anybody offer any insight on this?



Post Posted December 28th, 2003, 3:21 pm

okay, I figured what I was doing wrong --- when I was trying to run it, I was using su as root, then another su (within the first one) as myself again. Oops. Also I couldn't launch it from conqueror as root. But as myself I could ....

So I got out of all my su's and got it to run.

Hopefully this may help some other stupid linux newb with the same problem!


Post Posted December 28th, 2003, 3:21 pm

I think it's something to do with the authentication of the X server, not wanting to let me run it as root or something ... I don't know. A bit confusing to me.

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