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Unable to init server

asked 2018-05-26 15:31:37 -0500

ma1bolg3s gravatar image

updated 2018-05-26 15:42:03 -0500

Can anyone tell me how to solve this?

[user1234@localhost ~]$ sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf

[sudo] password for user1234: No protocol specified

Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

(gedit:3486): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:24:00.268: cannot open display: :0

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answered 2018-05-26 15:54:17 -0500

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Normally in Fedora, only applications run by your own account can connect into your display server. There are other workarounds, but you can also do this so that gedit runs as your user by using sudo -e like this:

env EDITOR=gedit sudo -e /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf

Or if a bit simpler syntax is preferred, you could separately set your editor variable:

export EDITOR=gedit
sudo -e /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf
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and then happens this... sudo: /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf: editing symbolic links is not permitted

ma1bolg3s gravatar imagema1bolg3s ( 2018-05-26 16:02:06 -0500 )edit

Use it like this

env EDITOR=gedit sudo -e /etc/sysctl.conf
aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-05-26 16:30:59 -0500 )edit

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