Sat Mar 13 15:27:00 GMT 2004
On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Chris Green wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 11:56:28AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> > However if I try and run xhost it says 'unable to open display ""' and
> > similarly xlsfonts says the same thing.
> > How does rxvt know to try and open display 127.0.0.1:0.0 whereas xhost
> > and xlsfonts (and others presumably) just have nothing for the
> > display?
> > It's fixable by setting DISPLAY in the environment but it's a bit
> > confusing.
> Even sillier, if I set DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0 then xhost and xlsfonts
> work but rxvt fails and says "can't open display 127.0.0.1:0.0".
> There's something distinctly odd about all this!
What's odd, is using the value "127.0.0.1:0.0" for DISPLAY, when XWin runs
on ":0.0" by default.
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