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Re: gnome and debian + gnopernicus

Attila Konietzka <attilakonietzka@gmx.net> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 07:45:46PM +0200, Mario Lang wrote:
>> Attila Konietzka <attilakonietzka@gmx.net> writes:
>> > # apt-get install gnome-core gnopernicus,
>> >
>> > but still it isn't enough, i get errors like this:
>> > gtk+-warning: can't open display.
>> When do you get this error message?  It sort of looks to me as if you
>> were trying to start gnopernicus from the normal (console) command line?
>> You need to start up GNOME, before you will be able to use the Gnopernicus
>> screen reader.  This also involves configuring a working X Windows System.
> Well now i got x windows up and running and it seems to me that with alt+f7
> i change to the gdm-provided screen, but naturally i have no control after
> start until i press alt+ctrl+f1 for example, than i can login and type:
> # gnopernicus
> and still there are the same errors, allthough gdm is running in the
> background, and every time i switch to alt+f7 i hear my monitor clicking so it
> seems to me that whatever is running there is changing colors and
> resolutions and brightness somehow .

>From your description it seems you did not set the $DISPLAY variable
correctly.  Normal consoles do not have the DISPLAY variable set, since
they are not opened from within X Windows.  You should probably
try and do something like:
# export DISPLAY=:0.0
# gnopernicus

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