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I'm on gentoo, emerged gdesklets-core and the desklets in x11-plugins, but I can't seem to get the daemon running for anything. I had to switch off root, since it says ...
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    gdesktlets won't work at all


    I'm on gentoo, emerged gdesklets-core and the desklets in x11-plugins, but I can't seem to get the daemon running for anything.
    I had to switch off root, since it says root can't run it
    But no matter what I do, it just says:
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    Starting gdesklets-daemon...
    Connecting to daemon [    ###      ]Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by serverXlib: No protocol specified
    Does anyone know how to resolve this?
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    perhaps there are some arguments that you are missing (protocol?)
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    Here is the support forum for gdesklets, before you ask your question though, it would pay to have a look at your log files.

    http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=23

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    1. I think the problem is that I su'd to a user from root, and it can't connect from user to X run as root.

    2. I tried it by booting in as user, and discovered it wants gtkhtml, which I thought I installed, but according to portage I didn't. I'm going to try that, but I want it under root access!
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    Ok, they work now under non-root, but like I said, I want it under root...
    I don't have my machine online 24/7, only when I'm actively using it, and rarely for long periods of time so I seldom worry about getting hacked.
    Added to that is that "su" doesn't work for some reason when switching from normal user to root- something I really need to investigate.
    The real problem is switching the icons in the panel. I use quite a few custom icons for my launchers, and I can't figure out how to copy them to the normal user account, and I REALLY don't want to do it manually, as it would be a major pain.
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