On Thu, 18 May 2006 16:59:33 +0100 (BST) "Barnaby Scott" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> 1) Forgive my stupidity, but why can I not start Firefox from the > >> console? Or rather, what could I do to make it do so with a single > >> command? > > > > I'm perfectly willing to be wrong, flamed, and corrected, but my counter > > question (and it seems a good one to me): how do you expect to run a > > graphical program in a non-graphical environment? > > I'm certainly not going to flame or correct you! I'm afraid it shows the > profundity of my ignorance at this stage, but at least I have browser > functionality without rebooting back into Windows now, so looking up > solutions and sorting my own problems just got a whole lot easier. I guess > my beginner's reasoning was something like this: if a program needs a gui > to work, then maybe it has a mechanism to fire one up when needed, in the > same way it will look for and use whatever libraries or resources it > needs. Oh dear, looks like I have loads more reading to do. Hi, Saifi's reply should get it all to work, and it comes in handy to understand why. Saifi wrote > 1. prompt$ xhost + (from the connecting client) > 2. export DISPLAY=client-ip-address:0.0 XWindows is a network service. You need a) to tell your client WHERE to send the 'graphics' ( that's point 2) in Saifi's mail. and b) Xorg has to allow you to connect to it (has to allow you to send *your* apps' graphs into its displays. When you start an X session, DISPLAY env var is set automatically: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [Fri May 19 11:06:49 2006] ~ $ env | grep DISPLAY DISPLAY=:0.0 I am not completelly sure how do clients inside the session get authorised - BUT anything that is NOT started from another host OR a different user than the one owning the display (Xorg ) you want to use will need to be authorised with xhost. I just tested this doing Ctrl-Alt-F1, logging as myself again, i typed aterm, then went back to X and there it was my new term. WHY you couldnt do that with firefox, i dont know. HIH. Beto _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"