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  1. #1
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    Feb 2004
    Various Europe...

    DISPLAY environment variable

    Hi guys, new member here

    I'm currently in the process of trying to install Lotus Domino for Linux, on a rather old machine with 64 Meg of RAM, and Redhat 9 (yes, it takes about 15 minutes to boot...)

    I've installed the server, and now I need to run the configuration program, which I've tried to do from the command prompt, but I get told that I have to set my DISPLAY environment variable to represent somewhere the Domino setup can run, or something like that. Sorry, I'm not at the machine now so I can't quote it exactly, but what does this mean? Does it mean I have to run the GUI? I don't want to run the GUI, I want to work straight from the text prompt if possible.

    Thanks guys!

    Hey, this interface is quite cool, I must say...

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    North East England
    try entering
    at the command prompt and see if there is something called DISPLAY in the environment variables.

    If it talks about not being able to connect to display0.0 or some such, then you need the X GUI to be running (startx).

    have fun

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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