Apache & VNC - cannot open display: :2.0
Posted on 2008-10-23
I have a CentOS 5 server running Apache and vncserver. I also have a 3rd-party utility that works with vncserver to take a screenshot of the current desktop / display. We rebooted the server recently and everything came up just fine but when Apache tries to run the 3rd-party utility to take the screenshot, the utility says it "cannot open display: :2.0"
If I SSH into the server and run the utility directly on the command line as root, the utility works perfectly. Apache has all the correct permissions to execute the utility. I've restarted vncserver but that doesn't change anything. I think it's just some issue of Apache having access to the display, but I'm not sure where to go from there. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!