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Old 11-11-2002, 09:35 PM   #1
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Running programs from Command Line

Hey, I have tried several times to run specific programs from the command line. Each time I try, I get an error message that states that it cannot start the graphic interface. Is the normal?

I am trying to start xboard (included w/ distro) in RH 8.

Old 11-11-2002, 10:24 PM   #2
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it looks like you're trying to start X programs from a command line. X programs generally don't run from a command line (well, you can do xsession forwarding, and exporting, and all sorts of other niceness, but I won't get into that). If the message is something like "DISPLAY variable not set" or something like that, try starting the X server, then running xterm, and then run the xboard program. Usually programs prefaced with x are programs for X11


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