App Unable to Acceess X Display

Christopher Faylor
Fri Apr 5 05:36:00 GMT 2002

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On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 08:50:10PM -0500, Mike wrote:
>Hello.  My name is Mike.  I am running Win 2000 Pro.  I have recently
>tried to install the Lyx Latex editor.  I had a successful Cygwin and,
>by all indications, Lyx install.  When I try to launch Lyx, I receive
>the error "cannot access X display, exiting."  I raise the issue here
>because it does not seem to have been resolved at the "Lyx" end of
>things and thus may be a bigger problem than just the app itself.

>The pat response to the query from the Lyx side of the house is to
>modify the Lyx config file.  Specifically, to change the variable
>"DISPLAY ="  from " localhost:0.0" to the computer's IP address e.g.
>"".  Unfortunately, several posts seem to indicate that
>this does not necessarily work.  Certainly, in my case it hasn't.  The
>other pat answer is to make sure any firewalls allow local port access.
>This does not seem to resolve the issue either.  I have searched the
>internet and mail archives and still haven't found a solution.
>Again, I raise the issue simply in case it matters to you.  If you have
>an insight it would be appreciated.  Meanwhile, I will return to trying
>to convince my department that even if it isn't WYSIWYG, Latex is still
>worth a shot.  Cheers.

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