resolved: Re: kstart can't connect to the X server from (root's) cron (was Re: Starting an app (via the CLI) and having its window appear on "all desktops")

Randy Kramer rhkramer at
Wed Nov 15 15:54:59 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 15 November 2006 05:57 am, Christian Mueller wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 14. November 2006 19:17 schrieb Randy Kramer:
> > Oops, nevermind, I just "figured it out"--I needed to set (in cron)
> Sorry, I've been away from the net for two days.
> But I couldn't have given you that solution anyway.
> Glad you solved it.


> > DISPLAY=:0
> > XAUTHORITY=/root/.xauthKOoIQi
> > BTW, first time through I just tried setting the DISPLAY and got these
> > errors. (I'm also guessing that .xauthKOoIQi file is named differently
> > for different users/machines?--Hope I'm not giving away any security on
> > my system by putting the name here.)
> I think it's the *content* of that file that is sensitive info.

You may be right, but it looks pretty innocent to me (maybe there are options 
to have more sensitive stuff there, or maybe I just worry too much ;-)


Randy Kramer
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