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Date:      Mon, 6 Jul 2009 11:38:03 +0100
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   after some time -> error: can't open display: :0.0
Message-ID:  <20090706103803.GB16846@mech-cluster238.men.bris.ac.uk>

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This is on FBSD 8.0-current i386 with intel 845G video chip, with
xorg-server-1.6.1,1 and xdm-1.1.8_1.

Initially the server starts fine, but after a while I cannot open any new
window, whether it is xterm, xpdf, display, firefox, etc. I get:

% xterm &
[2] 85659
% No protocol specified
xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0

[2]    Exit 1                        xterm
%

To fix the problem I have to logout and logon again.

What could be causing this behaviour?

many thanks

-- 
Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8233 
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423



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