unable open xterm

Thomas Dickey dickey at his.com
Tue May 10 02:26:56 PDT 2011

On Tue, 10 May 2011, Eirik Byrkjeflot Anonsen wrote:

> Usuário do Sistema <maiconlp at ig.com.br> writes:
>> Thank you Thomas.
>> but it wasn't work.
>> 1- bash-3.2# xterm -display :0.0    ( here I was logged by SSH using
>> Puty from my windows machine )
>> Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user.
>> The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
>> in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
>> program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
>> xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s
>> 2- bash-3.2# xhost +localhost
>> xhost:  unable to open display ":0.0"
> Are you sure that there is a running X server on that computer?
> It seems to me that you are trying to make the window appear on the X
> server without a monitor.  Is that really true?  I would have thought
> that it would be more useful to have the xterm window appear on the
> monitor that you can actually see.

That might be the problem - but I don't see any substantial investigation
of the error message, which doesn't lead us toward this area.

Thomas E. Dickey

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