Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Peter petermatulis at
Thu Feb 9 12:00:55 PST 2006

Hello, I am running FreeBSD 5.4 with the Fluxbox window manager.  I have
installed a MySQL GUI but I cannot run it as root:

(mysql-administrator-bin:814): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

I logged in locally as a non-privileged user (who can open the program)
and su'd to root.  I then set my DISPLAY variable:


Here are the programs (mysql-administrator calls mysql-administrator-bin):

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   546B Feb  8 03:10
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   2.3M Feb  8 03:10

What should I do?


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