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Re: Launch an X Windows app from Apache (PHP or Perl)

man xhost, and set the DISPLAY variable.  I assume that this is a local 

On Thursday 15 December 2005 16:49, elentirmo@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi
> I'm setting up an automated movie player system on my Ubuntu box and
> what I want to be able to do is run an application (totem) when a I
> click a link to a movie on my page. This will be run from the server,
> logged in as my default account (it'll be a home theatre system)
> The php command I'm calling is
> $command=@system("/usr/bin/totem --fullscreen /mnt/hdd1/MOVIE");
> Now because www-data is actually calling this command I get the error
> (totem:9414): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> in the apache logs.
> I've tried adding www-data to sudoers, to the root group etc but no
> dice. I believe it's soemthing to do with the DISPLAY environment
> variable but I'm not sure how to change this or what to change it to to
> enable this to work.
> Others have suggested freevo or writing the app as perl+GTK but I want
> to do it from PHP/Perl if at all possible
> many thanks in advance for any help
> cheers
> Lucas

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