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Old 10-01-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
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Arrow Amsn

Hey i have a problem...every time i try to run amsn it says this:

Application initialization failed: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
Error in startup script: invalid command name "wm"
while executing
"wm state . withdraw"
(file "amsn" line 43)

Anyone kno wut this means?? thx.
Old 10-01-2004, 05:05 PM   #2
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where did you get the package from?
i snagged the latest tar.gz from:
and compiled it with no problems at all. it works great. i noticed sometimes the .tgz files give me i just use the tar.gz...
Old 10-01-2004, 05:56 PM   #3
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I see, so u just extract it and it should work?
Old 10-01-2004, 10:49 PM   #4
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no you must comepile
unless you find one that is packaged for your system i see your using slack

so if you go to there website and get that slackware version
all you have to do to install it is

make sure your in xwindows when your running the app ;-)
Old 10-01-2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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