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Re: DISPLAY environment variable trouble

I don't know anything about bastille, but if you want to run
realplayer 8 under a text console, you will need to setup things to
make the program believe you are running under X. You cannot just run X
based programs under a text console without doing something like
setting up a virtual X server. The error about DISPLAY when trying to
run X apps under a text console cannot just be solved by setting the
variable - you need all the other X functions as well. 

>>>>> "Jude" == Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net> writes:

 Jude> Tim, thanks for the DISPLAY syntax I'll try it and let you know
 Jude> what happens.  I did not attempt to run X when I ran bastille
 Jude> -c unless bastille -c and realplayer 8 both try to run X for
 Jude> the user when they run.  I've just been operating in console
 Jude> text mode.

 Jude> On Sat, 29 Nov 2003, Tim Cross wrote:

 >>  Try just setting DISPLAY as
 >> DISPLAY=:0.0 export DISPLAY
 >> Though this should not be necessary - all Linux systems I have
 >> used do this when you start X windows. The only time I've seen
 >> people get into trouble is when they login as one user, open an
 >> xterm and su to another user (such as root) and then try to run
 >> some application. In this situation you can get an error which
 >> talks about the display - but the problem here is not necessarily
 >> the display variable setting - usually the problem is related to X
 >> server access authentication. Most people should be using xauth
 >> and the problem arises because the user has not got the
 >> appropriate "magic cookies" needed to connect to the local
 >> display. If this is the case, read about xauth and see about how
 >> you can put the cookie into the appropriate .Xauthority file.
 >> Tim
 >> >>>>> "Jude" == Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net> writes:
 Jude> If it's any help on that work dog problem, I haven't managed to
 Jude> get my DISPLAY variable set correctly on this machine.  If I
 Jude> could find out how to get the DISPLAY variable set correctly, I
 Jude> could run Bastille-Linux and listen to the sound files provided
 Jude> with emacspeak.  Might some kind of script exist that could be
 Jude> used to determine proper DISPLAY variable setting and then have
 Jude> the proper one saved in /etc/profile?
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