View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu losing connect to xserver

February 13th, 2009, 09:59 PM

I use my Ubuntu machine (8.04) mainly for programming and use a windows emacs as my text editor, opened from the terminal. At random intervals, my machine has begun losing it's connection to the xserver. The error message that appears when I open up emacs it says something like:

No protocol specified
emacs: unable to open display ":0.0"

I type 'xhost' and it has the same error message.

The odd thing, is that I can "ssh -Y" to this machine and still open up emacs terminals just fine. After some time (I think when my screensaver kicks in) the xserver locks up entirely.

Also, when this error occurs, all of the icons to open up software no longer works.

February 17th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Is this an known problem with 64 bit machines?

February 20th, 2009, 08:36 PM
For any curious, I figured this out. I had opened too many 'ssh -Y' connections and had consistently been doing so... Ooops.