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charles17
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: "No protocol specified" after su -c vim Reply with quote

Any time I use vim from xterm or urxvt with
Code:
su -c vim
after quit, I receive three lines
Code:
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
Could someone please tell me where these lines come from?
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kikko
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi charles17
has your vim the "X" USE flag enabled? with this flag enabled, vim tries to access your X clipboard, failing when you run it as root (with that message)

If this is your case, you can try issuing
Code:
xhost +local:
as your normal user, in order to enable local programs to access your X server
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