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Can't use "startkde" on Redhat 7.2

Last post: Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:59 PM by Support, 3 reply

 
Thursday, October 24, 2002 10:39 AM - j25shl

Can't use "startkde" on Redhat 7.2

 
Hi,

I have a problem when running "startkde" command in Redhat Linux 7.2.
I follows all the instructions in the FAQ page to use XDMCP.
However, when I run the command, I get following error message.

$
xsetroot: unable to open display ''
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
ksplash: cannot connect to X server
Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set.
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
connect() failed: : No such file or directory
$

Please someone help me!

Thank you in advance.
Thursday, October 24, 2002 11:24 AM - Support

Re: Can't use "startkde" on Redhat 7.2

 

The problem occurs when a $DISPLAY variable is configured incorrectly. You should check the followings:

  1. The DISPLAY variable is modified in your shell script file. In this case, remove the problem line.
  2. After running an xterm, you had changed to another user using "su" command. If the user is changed, you should set the DISPLAY variable explicitly.

After running an xterm using Xstart, just run startkde at the xterm prompt before any other commands.

Thursday, October 24, 2002 7:44 PM - j25shl

Can you be a little bit more specific?

 
Thanks for your information.

As I am a newbie on this, so your answer actually can't help me =)
Please show me a little bit detail example.

Thanks in advance!
Thursday, October 24, 2002 9:59 PM - Support

Re: Can you be a little bit more specific?

 
Please try the following steps:

1. Open Xstart program in Xmanager folder.
2. In the Command box, enter "/usr/bin/X11/xterm -ls -display $DISPLAY".
3. Click Run button.
An xterm will show up.
4. At the prompt of xterm, do the following commands:
$ echo $DISPLAY [enter]
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:0.0
$ startkde [enter]
...

If this doesn't work, please provide us with detailed steps and error messages.

We hope this can help you.

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