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Opening an X-window over the Network

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You're logged on to one of the machines in the lab remotely from your laptop/desktop at home. When trying to open an x-window (for eg., an xterm), you receive the following error:

xterm Xt error: Can't open display:


Set the DISPLAY environment variable. On {t}csh (on remote machine) do:

estrella.sfsu.edu:home% setenv DISPLAY=mylaptop_ip_address:0

KL Tah: 06-29-05

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