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cpv204 06-12-2003 12:27 AM

eroaster-2.0.12 run-time error
After wrestling with gnome-pythons of different species (1.4 and 1.99) and their sub-dependencies, I finally got eroaster-2.0.12 installed.

When I start it from the CLI in an xterm I get the following error:


carl@hudson:$ eroaster
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/eroaster", line 9, in ?
    from main import Application
  File "/usr/lib/eroaster/", line 13, in ?
    raise ImportError, "DISPLAY environment variable not set"
ImportError: DISPLAY environment variable not set

Any ideas how to remedy?

unSpawn 06-13-2003 06:31 AM

Eroaster is a *graphical* frontend, so you need X running to use it.

cpv204 06-13-2003 08:42 AM

Thanks for trying to help -- this must be a hard one -- but if you look in my post I said I was starting eroaster from CLI in an xterm ;)

unSpawn 06-13-2003 11:00 AM

LO, yeah, musta gone blind again :-]
If you "echo $DISPLAY" in your xterm, what does it say?

cpv204 06-13-2003 11:04 AM

nothing, just blank.

If it is pertinent, I'm logging in via gdm to a Fluxbox session. I think there are other Fluxbox users out there who are using eroaster, so don't know if that's an issue, but just thought I'd add that.

shassouneh 04-04-2004 08:13 PM

are you trying to do this as root?

Try the following

xhost +localhost

su -
<snter your root password>

export DISPLAY=loclahost:0

then run it again

hope that helps

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