POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 : Re: Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 Server Time
15 Jul 2024 18:55:05 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  
From: jr
Date: 22 Mar 2019 17:20:01
Message: <web.5c955071a58f6e0ebcd610c90@news.povray.org>
hi,

Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> >>> xhost +local:
> That worked; thanks!

glad it works.

> I also figured out how to turn it off:
>
>    xhost -LOCAL:

:-)

of course this fix only masks the problem.  I'm wondering, if you 'ls -l' the
POV-Ray executable, is it actually owned by 'root'?  I ask because (a) I've
never had a permission problem with POV-Ray, and (b) I use xhost -local: when I
am logged in (in a xterm) as a different user and want that user to run graphics
stuff on "my" desktop.  if the program is not root owned "chown" it and you
should not need (fingers crossed :-)) to use xhost.


regards, jr.


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