On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 04:49:02PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote: > After some time I cannot open any new windows in X, > I get > No protocol specified > Error: Can't open display: :0.0 > > This is on i386 9.0-current with > agp0: <Intel 82845M (845M GMCH) SVGA controller> on vgapci0 > > I've xorg-7.4_2, xorg-server-1.6.1,1, xf86-video-intel-2.7.1 > and latest hal and dbus. > > My window manager is mwm (part of open-motif-2.2.3_6). > > After logging into X via xdm I can launch new windows fine. > But after a while, probably several hours, an attempt to > launch a new window, i.e. any program that opens a new window, > like xterm or xpdf, results in the error message above. > > The only solution I've found is to logout of xdm and login again. > But would be great to solve this properly.
I realised that rsync from another box was overwriting $HOME/.Xauthority every time I sinchronised the two machines. After that connection to X server is refused because the data in .Xauthority doesn't match what the X server is expecting (is that so? not sure..). Logging out and on again creates a new .Xauthority file, and all is fine after that. Or perhaps the mechanism I described is not correct.. Anyway it seems to have helped. -- Anton Shterenlikht Room 2.6, Queen's Building Mech Eng Dept Bristol University University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5944 Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"