I am running Stable. I just ran "apt-get install gimp1.2". Then I ran gimp
from the commandline and got:
Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display
I rebooted and run gimp from the commandline and it comes up with no problem.
This question got asked recently on this list:
I use kdm and icewm. Logging out of icewm does not stop X does it? The
reboot was my clumsy way of restarting X. So, why does restarting X fix the
problem above? Is this a Gtk-ism?
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