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Old 11-12-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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export DISPLAY=:0.0 !!!!


Friends ,

For Graphics related job in Unix Environment we need to set first the DISPLAY Like following way :
"export DISPLAY=:0.0"

Here my question is :

1) Why we need to export the DISPLAY when we are going to work in graphics related task in unix platform ?

2) Here what is the meaning of ":0.0"
Can u plz explain me ?

Waiting for ur kind reply ... ...
 
Old 11-12-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shipon_97 View Post
Friends ,

For Graphics related job in Unix Environment we need to set first the DISPLAY Like following way :
"export DISPLAY=:0.0"

Here my question is :

1) Why we need to export the DISPLAY when we are going to work in graphics related task in unix platform ?
You don't necessarily need to do that manually - only
if you're trying to display something in X that is
run by a different user than the owner of the current
display (the logged in user).

Quote:
Originally Posted by shipon_97 View Post
2) Here what is the meaning of ":0.0"
Can u plz explain me ?

Waiting for ur kind reply ... ...
man X
/DISPLAY



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-12-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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Code:
export DISPLAY=:0.0
This sets the environment variable $DISPLAY to be :0.0. When you run an X-windows program, this tells the program where to find the X server, and which display on the X server to use.

The X server is the program that performs the actual tasks of drawing on the display and handling keyboard and pointer (mouse, tablet etc.) inputs.

You also don't need to export it: that just means that the setting will be inherited automatically from any programs that you run from the current shell. You could, for example, say:
Code:
DISPLAY=:0.0 xterm &
to just start an X terminal with DISPLAY set; any commands run on that terminal emulator would then have the DISPLAY variable available. In that case, the DISPLAY would be blank.

You can also change DISPLAY to run commands on other hosts, or other X servers. See the manuals for xauth and X.
 
  


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