View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot open display

March 29th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Using Intrepid, every time I connect to a hotel WiFi hotspot I cannot launch any programs and am presented with the message 'Cannot open display' if I try to run from terminal. The only way for me to launch anything is to disable the wireless network, start the program, then re-enable the network. This only works so well, as progs like Rhythmbox stop at the end of a song due to this problem.

I'm guessing it has something to do with an authorisation for the X server, as I have no problems at home on a wired or wireless home network, but here in the hotel it causes a problem.

For info, it's the sort of connection which is unsecured but requires me to click 'log on' on a web page the first time I start browsing.

Can anyone help please?