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Old 07-18-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Post Unable to set display in xterm or use any xterm related commands in Ubuntu

I am getting the following error message when xhost command or any xterm related command.

root@ubuntu-vm2:/etc/init.d# xhost +
No protocol specified
xhost: unable to open display ":0"
Old 07-19-2014, 11:20 PM   #2
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Are you, perhaps, accessing a virtual guest? Is that what "ubuntu-vm2" means?
Looks like you might not have an X-server running on your virtual guest... you can't open a display because it's not created one, just a tty terminal. As for'd have a similar issue if no X server was running.
Can you ssh into the guest?


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