editors/openoffice-org-3.3.0: serious issue with X11

Anonymous swell.k at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 09:25:34 UTC 2011

"O. Hartmann" <ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de> writes:

> Hello.
> I just upgraded openoffice-3.2.1 to openoffice-org-3.3.0 and found
> myself in a serious issue. Opening openoffice works only sporadically,
> in most cases I get the error:
> XDM authorization key matches an existing
> client!/usr/local/openoffice.org-3.3.0/openoffice.org3/program/soffice.bin
> X11 error: Can't open display:
>    Set DISPLAY environment variable, use -display option
>    or check permissions of your X-Server
>    (See "man X" resp. "man xhost" for details)

Have you tried to add the following to xdm-config

  DisplayManager*authName: MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1

or adjusting permissions using xhost(1)?

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