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Old December 18th, 2004
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thekhan's problem is probably that he started the graphical environment as root, then used 'su' to change the user in a terminal. He should be fine if he justs logs in as a normal user from the start.

I have the same problem when I start as a normal user, su to root in an xterm and try to run a graphical program, e.g. ethereal.

PS: It is disturbing to see linux newbies running as root all the time. Please don't do this. It is a dangerous habit.
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