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Old 10-29-2004, 04:35 AM   #1
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Xterm Error Not Able To Display

i m using cygwin to run the GUI applications installed under linux redhat 8
but the xterm gives an error, when ever i try to run a GUI application.
The error is.
" Error: Can't open display: "
the environment variable display is set so " DISPLAY= "
can anybody pls let me know, how should i set the DISPLAY variable, so that i can run an application.

thanks in advance
Old 10-29-2004, 09:05 AM   #2
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What you need to do is to set the DISPLAY variable to IP address of the windows machine (the one with cygwin-X).
Then the gui application will show up on the windows desktop.
Old 11-01-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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thank's a lot.
Now it's working fine.


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