8.42.3 impossible to launch gui appli from a terminal
hi since i updated my ati driver from 8.41.7 to 8.42.3 i cannot launch any graphical application (eg : gedit, compiz , ...) from a terminal except if a launch the terminal itself with gksu and that i m root.
i have always error messages like this one :
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
cannot open display:
Could someone help please cause it has been a big source of problem for the first step with compiz
Perhaps if you gave more details others might be able to help you.
Try giving your distro and version along with kernel. I don't use compiz but the 8.42.3 ATI driver seems to work well with kanotix thorhammer rc6b kernel 2.6.22-10-kanotix #1 SMP, playing doom3 and it seems to run faster than on windows.
ln -s /usr/lib/opengl/ati/lib/libGL.so.1.2 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib64/opengl/ati/lib/libGL.so.1.2 /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1
if you are on 64bit architecture.
this should do the trick. it's a knows bug with a soname misreport that should be fixed in the next release.