Subject: Re: connection refused by server
To: Arthur Hoffmann <>
From: Arthur Hoffmann <>
List: amiga-x
Date: 08/01/1994 16:50:04
I wrote:
> Hi
> I have been running X for quite a while now with no problems. I used
> to start it with "startx" and it worked equally well for root as for
> users.
> Now I decided to get xdm going but I seem to have a problem. 
> root access is fine, as before, but users don't work anymore, I get
> the following error message:
> Xlib:  connection to ":0.0" refused by server
> Xlib:  Client is not authorized to connect to Server
> I had a look in the NetBSD-X faq, but couldn't find anything in there.
> What are the most obvious things to look for?
> Thanks for any help.

Sorry for the wasted bandwidth, but I found the problem myself. My
DISPLAY environment variable wasn't accepted somehow.

I used to have it set to :0.0 (as I said it works with the startx
For xdm I had to set it to 'atze:0'

Does anyone know why this has to be this way?