Bug 25722 - Error "No protocol specified" is uninformative
Summary: Error "No protocol specified" is uninformative
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xlib (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: low minor
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Whiteboard: 2011BRB_Reviewed
Keywords: love
: 36429 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-12-19 07:11 UTC by paxed
Modified: 2018-08-10 20:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description paxed 2009-12-19 07:11:12 UTC
If eg. ~/.Xauthority is unreadable, X will spew "No protocol specified" error, but the error is singularly uninformative, and the cause cannot be found in log files either.  I had to resort to strace to find out what it wanted.
Comment 1 Alan Coopersmith 2009-12-21 08:11:17 UTC
Assigning to Xlib component, since those messages (which are admittedly
confusing and need help) come from XOpenDisplay() in libX11.
Comment 2 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2011-10-09 02:11:26 UTC
*** Bug 36429 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-10 20:09:26 UTC
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