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Date:      Thu, 3 Jul 1997 02:52:16 -0800 (AKDT)
From:      Steve Howe <un_x@anchorage.net>
To:        freebsd-questions <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   in Xterm as root.
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.95q.970703024725.2983A-100000@aak.anchorage.net>

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in an Xterm window, as "superuser" - root, 

i get "Error: cannot open display" errors

when i try to launch a "graphics" application
such as XV, GV, GhostView, Netscape, etc.

i know i shouldn't want to do this,
but was wondering if something is wrong.
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all my text based apps work ok.
and all my graphical based apps
work ok as a normal user.




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