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dgulotta
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:51 am    Post subject: [SOLVED]sdl fails with 'connection to ":0.0" refus Reply with quote

When I try to run SDL programs, I get the following error about 80% of the time:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: XDM authorization key matches an existing client!
Could not initialize SDL: Couldn't open X11 display!

The other 20% of the time, the program starts just fine. As far as I can tell it's completely random.

Any ideas on how to fix this?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Switch from xdm-specific to normal authorization method for your X clients by specifying auth method in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config:
Code:

DisplayManager*authName:        MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1


Here is the best explanation I've seen on why certain programs have this problem with xdm cookies:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=440874
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that fixed it.
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