About 30 seconds after I finally sent this, I found the answer. It's always a matter of phrasing the Google search correctly:
$ xhost +local:local non-network local connections being added to access control list $ su Password: bsd# /usr/local/openoffice.org-2.0.2/program/spadmin I18N: Operating system doesn't support locale "en_US" bsd# ... and it worked. xhosts refers to networks not usernames. You run it as a normal user, then switch to su, then execute the command. I found the answer here: http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-xfree86/2004-Feb/0028.html Sounds like a really insecure thing for a sysadmin to do, though. I'm just the only user of a home machine. Sorry for using up list space, but perhaps this might help someone else down the line. Oliver On Thursday 06 April 2006 18:08, Oliver Iberien wrote: > In order to set the printer setting for openoffice.org-2.0.2 I have to, as > far as I know, run the program > /usr/local/openoffice.org-2.0.2/program/spadmin as root. (The default > settings are for lp and I am using cups.) It's a series of dialogs in > windows and so I've tried to set the display. I get a "no protocol > specified" error. > > bsd# setenv DISPLAY ":0.0" > bsd# /usr/local/openoffice.org-2.0.2/program/spadmin > Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server > Xlib: No protocol specified > > I18N: Operating system doesn't support locale "en_US" > Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server > Xlib: No protocol specified > > /usr/local/openoffice.org-2.0.2/program/spadmin.bin X11 error: Can't open > display: :0.0 > Set DISPLAY environment variable, use -display option > or check permissions of your X-Server > (See "man X" resp. "man xhost" for details) > > I looked at the xhost page and tried: > > bsd# xhost +root > Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server > Xlib: No protocol specified > > The same thing happened with xhost +. What am I missing? > > Oliver > > PS Using sudo does not work as for some reason when I try to run spadmin > with sudo, spadmin can't find libraries it needs that are in its own > folder. su-ing gets the same result as running as root, and deleting > ~/.openoffice.org-2.0.2 and running spadmin as a normal user changes > nothing -- apparently nothing printer-related is in there. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"