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Old 03-11-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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"Can't open display" error when try to use a program remote


I am using "Xandros Desktop OS Version 3 Open Circulation Edition" and when I try to open a program remote via ssh, I get error messages like this:

"remoteserver":heande:[~]> gimp

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

or when I am trying to open Mathematica:

xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
Can't open display

Is there anyone who know how I can solve this problem?

/Henrik Andersson

Last edited by heande; 03-11-2005 at 10:16 AM.
Old 03-11-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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Use ssh -X instead (enable X-forwarding)
on the remote, type
to check that it is actually set (if it prints anything else than an empty line, you're fine.

start gimp.


Old 03-11-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thank you, it works perfectly



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