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Old 03-30-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
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.bashrc check if there's a display open


I don't know if this should be here due to the very basicness of it, but I added a command to my .bashrc file:

Code:
xset b off
This turns off beeps in the terminal, the trouble is if I'm in the console I get something like this message everytime I login:

xset: unable to open display.

How can I use a conditional statement to check if a display (X Window) is open:

Code:
if display is open
        xset b off;
fi
Thanks
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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There might be a better way to do this, but
Code:
if [ "$DISPLAY" ]; then
        xset b off
fi
should work
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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Worked, thanks.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 03:43 AM   #4
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even better, put it in

.xinitrc

which only gets called with X.

or
(man readline, inputrc)
you can make an .inputrc and
turn off all bells.

billy
 
  


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