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Subject:   Enivronment variables
Date:   2003-03-17 04:43:12
From:   danbenjamin
Response to: Enivronment variables

The two most important settings are PATH and DISPLAY. You'll need to add :/usr/X11R6/bin to your PATH variable, and will need to create a new shell variable, DISPLAY, and set it to :0.0


In bash, you'd do this:


export PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/Users/username:/usr/X11R6/bin


export DISPLAY=:0.0


If you're using tcsh, you'd do:


set PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/Users/username:/usr/X11R6/bin


DISPLAY=:0.0


Be sure to replace username in the above examples with your own username.


Now, after launching X11, you should be able to run commands from the Terminal window instead.


Good luck.

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  • Enivronment variables
    2003-04-23 14:08:01  zankl [View]

    I included the tcsh lines you posted in my home/.cshrc file. However, I still get an Error:can't open display when I try to launch xeyes for example. When I echo $DISPLAY I get :0.0 so everthing seems to be allright. Any ideas whats going wrong?

    Thanks
    Andreas.