help with Xorg (Adam Jackson)

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Wed Aug 2 12:41:37 UTC 2017

On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 02:43:55PM -0500, Perez Rodriguez, Humberto I wrote:
>after try the command below, i get the following error :
>xterm: Xt error: Cant open display: :0
>as a comment, i've tried as well with "export DISPLAY=:[0-6]" without 
>success :(

No offense, but you didn't happen to switch back to the VT from where
you launched X11 and interrupted that process in order to enter the
xterm command, did you?
IOW: Is the X11 server still running on another VT when you tried this?
ps aux | grep Xorg

Otherwise: Did you run both commands as the same user?

The number behind the colon btw. does not refer to the VT.


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