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cannot connect to X server

Postby km4hr » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:44 pm

I'm trying to run an application that claims to run on most versions of linux. But when when I run it I get the following message:

"cannot connect to X server"

I seem to recall years ago when I worked with UNIX that an environment variable call DISPLAY had to be set. Is that still necessary? Or how should my environment be configured to enable X applications to access the X server?

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Re: cannot connect to X server

Postby Husse » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:48 am

We need to know which application
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