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Old 08-26-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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question about evince error from the official redhat certification

hi guys.
so i am a newbi ..
i have a question regardin an error the i get when i whant to run evince command in centos.
i am doing this for a homework from the certification course
so i created a file like this:
man -t passwd >
so i run evince and i am getting this error:
cannot parse arguments : cannot open display
i tried from verious of location and i still get this error
i should mantion that the file is opend via the gui interface.
evince is installed and up to date.
i am using the lateset cenots and when i installed it it was with all of the featuers.
i am using it on virtualbox on windows 10.
everything else is working find in the linux machine.
anyone know how i can run evince wiithout getting this error?
Old 08-27-2018, 03:23 AM   #2
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I recreated this error after using ssh to access a computer running Fedora. If I look at my Centos release running as a Virtual Machine there is no such error. Let us know if you are using SSH and there is a simple solution.
Old 08-27-2018, 08:28 AM   #3
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run in virtualbox on my pc i am using bash centos
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To elaborate on timl's post

If you are connecting to your CentOS guest using ssh the error is caused by not enabling X11 forwarding. However, if you connecting from a windows machine you need a running X server. If you are connecting to your CentOS guest directly do you have a desktop installed?

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