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Old 10-15-2006, 09:52 AM   #1
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export DISPLAY

Hi guys, when i do a export, it shows :

[root@fc4 ~]# export
declare -x DISPLAY="localhost:10.0"
declare -x G_BROKEN_FILENAMES="1"
declare -x HISTSIZE="1000"
declare -x HOME="/root"
declare -x HOSTNAME="fc4.hsh"
declare -x INPUTRC="/etc/inputrc"
declare -x KDEDIR="/usr"
declare -x LANG="en_US.UTF-8"

then I do a export DISPLAY=

if I do a export, the change will be reflected.

But if i logout and login again, the display will change back to the old one.

How do I make the change permanent?

Old 10-15-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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I put it in /etc/bash.bashrc.local but you could also put it in $HOME/.bashrc.

You can leave the IP address out. I define DISPLAY like this.
export DISPLAY=":0.0"
Old 10-15-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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One way is to add the EXPORT to your ~/.bashrc (or equivalent), so it's run every time you login (or start a shell).


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