Re: how to determine from script if/where X is running
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:50:07 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
> Most programs simply check for the DISPLAY environment variable. This
> is not totally reliable as it can be changed at will, but if the user
> messes around with that variable, it is considered his fault. And
> you're in good company.
Though DISPLAY is only set if your process is running from within X. If
you need to find a running X from the console (though you won't be able
to attach to it) try 'ps'.
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