On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:10:28 -0500, "Gary Hartl" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> when i do this:
> export DISPLAY=
> xterm
> first it tells me that export can't befound, I guess that is because it is a
> built it.

Important question here: What's your shell? If you're using FreeBSD's 
standard dialog shell, the C shell, export won't work because it's from
sh or bash.

> So I added to my .profile the following 
>       DISPLAY=
>       export DISPLAY
> Logged out and logged back in.
> Alas no display variable
> When i run xterm it tells me that there is not display variable.

Make sure you're using bash (see your shell setting from the chsh
command or echo $SHELL).

If you're using the C shell, you can use the setenv command instead.

        % setenv DISPLAY
        % xterm

See the advice regarding xhost in order to have the correct
permissions to run the applications from the desired X server.

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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