Ubuntu :: Error - Cannot Open Display - 0 - When Opening Any GTK Application From The Terminal
May 13, 2011
For awhile I have had this issue with the command line and every time I try to complete any command that requires GTK graphics, It always returns the error "Error: cannot open display: 0:" The "EXPORT display" command that I normally use to fix this issue is not working. The only issue that I can think might be the cause for this could be my upgrade to natty (which was in fact a clean installation), or when I edited plymouth so that the startup and shutdown animations would match my laptop's native resolution (by the way I would also appreciate it if I could do the same with the startup animation, only the shutdown really works). If anybody know how I could resolve this issue I would greatly appreciate it. Oh and for specifics on my machine, I am using an ASUS N82 with an NVIDIA GEFORCE GT335M graphics card, running Ubuntu 11.04.
I have created .NET 2.0 windows application setup with MySQL database on the XP and I have installed same setup on the Ubuntu. Right now full setup of my windows application (Desktop application) using WINE installed successfully but I'm facing one major problem. but when I'm trying to open my application using shortcut from desktop its not opening.
I just upgraded from Maverick 10.10 to 11.04 64-bit and I have the following problem: every program that provides an "open file or folder" function such as synapse -> open folder, firefox downloads open folder, deluge open, instead of opening nautilus in the desired folder (default behavior of 10.10), it just opens a gnome-terminal.
I have the following scenario that doesn't seem to work normally. I have a windows 7 pc from which I am using putty to connect to my other linux servers (all running redhat 5 and 6). So here is the scenario that works and one that does not work. And I'm trying to figure out the one that does not work. Scenario that works:
From windows 7 (putty) I ssh into Linux_Server_1. echo $DISPLAY localhost:10.0
I run xclock and I see it pop up on my windows 7 pc. I am using xming on windows 7 to help me populate the display from linux to windows. One that does not work:
From windows 7 (putty) I ssh into Linux_Server_1. Then from Linux_Server_1 I ssh into Linux_Server_2. echo $DISPLAY <no output>
I try to setup $DISPLAY with localhost:10.0 or 0.0 or even my windows 7 pc ip address:0.0 ....etc Then when I try to run xclock I doesn't work.
I get these error messages: Error: Can't open display: <ip of display>
Also as a side note all our Linux servers are sitting on one subnet. My pc is sitting on another subnet. I use vpn to connect to the subnet where the servers sit from my pc.
I'm having Ubuntu Kramic Koala and i want to create a custom application launcher on the panel so when it is clicked it should open a terminal window and run the following command and then show the output for 5 secs and then closes the terminal... how can i do this?
Code: cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode && sleep 5
the above command is what i want to be executed at time of running the custom application launcher. if i paste the command in a terminal, it will show the output for 5 secs and then terminates... that's almost what i want. what i exactly want is that, i want it to work like when i click on the shortcut launcher, it should open a terminal and then exectues that command, show the output for 5 sec, pause, and then exits the teriminal.
Recently I migrated from Ubuntu to Debian, first thing i wanted to do was to give myself sudo permissions and lock the roir account. By default sudo group don't have permissions to do this on debian, so i wanted to edit sudoers file by typing visudo. But i keep getting this error: Error opening terminal: vanilla How can i solve this.
if my network downs my system process get slow down ... only in user mode but in root it is working fine ..the process slow especially if i try to open a terminal or run any gui application its taking much time comparing to normal time where network is up ..
while trying to open synaptic package manager i get the following errer "E: The package clamav-daemon needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report."
I was trying to remotely log in to my desktop which uses 11.3 from my laptop via ssh. For some reason I get an empty field for the command echo $DISPLAY. and as a result an xclock command results in error: can't open display. I tried to set it to localhost:10.0 and I get: Error: Can't open display: localhost:10.0
I've tried :0.0 and I get: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyError: Can't open display: :0.0 ssh used to work about a week ago before I performed various security updates. I was wondering what' the solution to this. I checked the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and ssh_config file both have X11 forwarding on. Can anyone with more experience out there give me any ideas?
When I attempt to use Putty for xterm (to run DBCA for Oracle) I check x11 and put my IP Address in the Display field of putty. However, when I then try to execute ./dbca I receive the following:
Xlib: connection to "localhost:10.0" refused by server Xlib: PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authentication protocol attempted Error: Can't open display: localhost:10.0
I notice the following when logging in to the server as well.
Last login: Fri Mar 19 13:51:19 2010 from 10.47.48.33 /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file /home/oracle/.Xauthority. These are the same steps I take successfully on all the servers. The above file exists on the servers I can initiate the GUI, but not on <server1>.
I tried to connect to remote server ,which is installed Centos 5.4 x86, through Xmanager on windows 7, and got this error.
/usr/bin/xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s
At the remote server, I turned on firewall and after this I got the above-mentioned error message. I do this accrding to instruction on remote server.
2. Firewall (TCP/UDP Ports) Configuration Open UDP port 177 from the PC to the remote host direction. Open incoming TCP ports 6000~6010 from the remote host to your PC. After adding these ports "/etc/sysconfig/iptable" as the enoder mentioned, /etc/init.d/iptables restart
3. Reboot the remote host and start Xmanager <- I could not restart remote server.
I am running hummingbird exceed on Workstation with an ip address of a.b.c.d, and connecting to a sun machine with IP address x.y.z.w running Solaris with XDMCP. From the sun machine, we commonly telnet to other sun and linux machines and run X applications.
We have just installed ubuntu 10.04, and I can telnet into that machine no problem.
However, running xterm on the ubuntu machine fails:
So I just installed 32-bit Squeeze. I've done exactly two things since booting into the first install: pt-get install gtk+2.0, and ./firefox, so unless gtk did something, this might be an easily fixable problem with Debian itself. After installing gtk and trying to run firefox via command line, it tells me
Code: Error: cannot open display: :0 I googled a bit and couldn't come up with a solid solution, but the problem seems to be around other places. Any idea how to fix this?
Well after messing with compiz Opacity I managed to make all panels and windows transparent. Only thing I see is desktop background and icons. Tried ctrl+although+f1 and running gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz Then a reboot. Same issue. Next ran metacity --replace I get: Windows manager error: Unable to open X display
I also had ever tried all methods they mentioned, but my problem is still there. I am using a MAC OS X 10.6 ssh a remote redhat server. I hope to see X of redhat on my own MAC. Below is what I've done: 'MAC_ip' stands for my mac; 'redhat_ip' stands for redhat server.
1) ssh to redhat server 2) change to root 3) type command: DISPLAY=MAC_ip:0.0 4) type command: export 5) Back to MAC 6) change to root 7) type command: xhost +Redhat_ip 8) vim /etc/ssh_config, add X11Forwarding yes 9) Back to redhat, type: xclock
I got below message: Error: Can't open display: MAC_ip:0.0 I also tried some methods to login as others suggested:
I wrote a simple code using Open Inventor(OpenGL) classes to print a Sphere in a .png file.I tested it on Windows and it worked well.But when I run it on Fedora 10, I got the following error with no output .png file:
Coin error in glxglue_init(): Couldn't open NULL display. Coin warning in SoOffscreenRenderer::renderFromBase(): Could not set up an offscreen OpenGL context. Segmentation fault