Is QEMU working/reliable under ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Thu Jan 29 00:11:13 UTC 2015

On 01/28/15 18:13, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> On 01/28/15 16:44, Carl Johnson wrote:
>> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at> writes:
>>> DISPLAY=:0.0
>>> [root at kabini1, WinXP, 10:21:44am] 503 % qemu-system-i386 -cdrom
>>> ../../../ISOs/winxp.iso -hda HDD.img -m 256 -boot d -cpu athlon -vga
>>> std -no-acpi -localtime
>>> Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
>>> (<unknown>:20227): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0
>>> [root at kabini1, WinXP, 10:21:48am] 504 %
>>> I have had this problem before, when I 'su' to root (usually from an
>>> rxvt terminal running csh as a regular user), the environment isn't
>>> set up correctly for most X11 stuff to work correctly when invoked
>>> from that root CLI. I have posted about this before, but it still
>>> persists. Any clue how to get this to work for me :-) ? TIA & thanks
>>> for your reply.
>> I don't usually run X11 apps as root, but I have ~/.Xauthority for root
>> symbolic linked to ~/.Xauthority for the user that is running X11.  I
>> just tested with xclock and root can run that properly.
> Thanks for the reply. My /root already has a .Xauthority, should I 
> ditch it ?

Answer: Yes. replacing /root/.Xauthority w/ /home/wam/.Xauthority worked 
:-) !!!! Hooray !!!!


	William A. Mahaffey III


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