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Re: Starting a xterm window

On 09/06/2017 11:14, Ugly Leper wrote:
/usr/bin/xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0
/usr/bin/xterm: DISPLAY is not set

Thanks for all suggestions. Both the following fragments seem to work
flawlessly. Both incorporate a waiting time for XWin to gain traction
before xterm is called:

1. Starting a xterm console from a .cmd file in a Windows Command
Prompt box: include the lines

bin\run bin\XWin -clipboard -nolock -multiwindow 2>nul
timeout 2 > nul 2> nul
bin\xterm -display :0.0

2. Starting a xterm console from a script in a bash (or mintty) shell:
include the lines

run XWin -clipboard -nolock -multiwindow 2>/dev/null &
sleep 2
/bin/xterm -display :0.0

You can vary the pause e.g. timeout 3 or sleep 4. Maybe as brief a
fuse as timeout 1 or sleep 1 will be adequate; but that would make me
nervy about getting the same failure as in >> at the top of this post.

You could also write something like 'startxwin /usr/bin/xterm -- -nolock'

You might want to take a look at the manpages for xinit, startx, startxwin. These are the standard tools for starting an X server and client(s), while allowing for the fact that the X server is not ready to accept connections instantly after being started.

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