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Re: [K12OSN] xfce, cannot open display

I would create a new user and set their desktop to be xfce.  That
way you mess up your own settings.

Jim Wildman, CISSP                                      jim rossberry com
614-404-1897                                     http://www.rossberry.com

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Guy Lessard wrote:

> I would like to try out xfce on a terminal but i'm having trouble just
> starting it on Mandrake 7.2.
> Once i loaded the package, i launch the desktop like this:
> xfce
> I get this error message:
> Gtk-Warning **: cannot open display
> man xfce says if i use telnet or rlogin, i need to set the DISPLAY env.
> Do i need to set this environment variable if i am at the console? If so
> how do i do this and what would be the argument.
> There is also a argument for xfce, -- display host:dpy
> No sample stating what host and dpy values could be used.
> I looked quickly at www.xfce.org for a faq sheet but did'nt find one.
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