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Re: [vox-tech] Fwd: Trouble installing Matlab in Debian
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Re: [vox-tech] Fwd: Trouble installing Matlab in Debian

This is just a guess but it sounds like an owership
of the X-session issue. If you started the X-seesion
as user or logged in through , for example, kdm,
user owns the X-session. It may seem strange but X doesn't
allow even root to connect. Try logging in as root
before you startX or login through kdm. Be sure to logout
as soon as the install is done and login again normally (as user)

Richard harke

On Wednesday 08 April 2009, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Thomas posted this from a non-subscribed address, so the mailman list admin
> software discarded it.  (Thomas, you need to be subscribed before you can
> post :) -- and nice meeting you at the social gathering last night!)
> -bill!
> ----- Forwarded message from vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org -----
> Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 07:26:52 -0700
> From: Thomas Johnston <trjohnston@gmail.com>
> Subject: Trouble installing Matlab in Debian
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> I attended the LUGOD social gathering yesterday evening and
> some of the members suggested I pitch my question here.
> I converted to Linux (Debian lenny) about 1 week ago and attempted to
> install Matlab.  I have an ISO of the Matlab CD on my hard drive.  I
> mount the ISO and attempt to install the software by issuing the
> command:
> sh install
> The error that is generated reads:
> An error status was returned by the program 'xsetup', the X Window
> System version of 'install'. The following messages were written to
> standard error:
> No protocol specified
> Can't open display.
> Attempt to fix the problem and try again.  If X is not available or
> 'xsetup' cannot be made to work then try the terminal version of
> 'install' using the command:
> install* -t or INSTALL* -t
> Sorry! Setup aborted ...
> yes, the install attempt was done while under root.  I could a
> relevant fix via a Google search nor in the archived tech messages on
> this mailing list.
> Thanks in advance,
> Thomas
> "Speak slowly, I am windows user."
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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