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Old 03-20-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
simanyay
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"Can't open display" error


Hello. I installed XFree86 4.4.0 on Slackware Linux 9.1 and now when I get error:

"Can't open display"

How I can repair it or where I can read about $DISPLAY variable? Thanks a lot.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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Try running XF86Config.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:05 PM   #3
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that's xf86config
the uppercase version is the config file.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:06 PM   #4
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I tried. But there's no $DISPLAY environment variable. I don't know how to set this variable and what I need to write as its value.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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export DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0

see if that works. I suspect it has more to do with choosing the wrong drivers though...are there any error messages starting (EE) when you type startx ?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 10:59 AM   #6
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Nothing...

P.S. When I launch kde with startkde it writes Can't Open Display
But when with startx he display x-cursor on gray screen and computer is not respond.
 
  


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