On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Bill Roberts wrote:

When I'm logged on as a user, and I try to open gvim or firefox by
su'ing or sudo'ing as root, I get the following error.

E233: cannot open display

This is an X security thing. Instead of launching Firefox from a su'd session, why not install sudo and run sudo firefox?

The other option is to look into xhosts and figure out how to set the magic key.

Christopher Fisk
BOFH Excuse #184:
loop found in loop in redundant loopback
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